Man bailed in connection with serious sexual assault in Newton Park

A man has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault in Newton Park.

The incident happened on Sunday, May 29, at some point between 7pm and 8pm.

The victim, aged in her 40s, had arranged to meet a man for the first time. Whilst in the park the male sexually assaulted the victim.

Officers subsequently made enquiries following the report and yesterday (Monday, May 30) arrested a male, aged in his 40s, in the London area on suspicion of attempted rape. He has now been released on police bail until June 24 pending further enquiries.

Detectives are still keen to hear from any witnesses who were in the vicinity of Nowton Park during the times stated above and who may have seen anything that may assist the investigation.

Officers are also still keen to speak to a female with shoulder length blonde hair who was walking her spaniel – white with a brown shoulder patch – in the area during the times stated and who may have seen the incident.

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to contact the West Safeguarding Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 37/33064/22.

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