CCTV: Woman assaulted at Rochford retail park

CCTV: Woman assaulted at Rochford retail park

CCTV: Woman assaulted at Rochford retail park

First published in News

POLICE have released CCTV images of a man who assaulted a woman at a Rochford retail park.

The man approached his 20 year-old victim, who lives locally, whilst they were both on a train.

He asked her for directions to a shop at the Airport Retail Park, off Rochford Road, and she told him to follow her when they both got off at Southend Airport train station as they were heading in the same direction.

As they reached the shopping park at about 2.30pm on Thursday, November 1, the man pulled her hair and pulled her backwards.

The woman was able to escape and quickly ran off.

Although suffering no injuries in the attack, she was left very shaken and upset.

It is no known what the man's intentions were and officers wish to speak to him in connection with the incident.

He is described as approximatley 30 years old, white, of slim build and 5ft 6ins tall.

On the afternoon of the assault the man, who had a local accent, was wearing a grey hat, grey jumper, blue jeans and light coloured trainers.

Anyone who recognises the man or witnessed the incident should contact Pc Chris Baker at the Rayleigh Area Investigation team on 101.

 

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3:10pm Sat 17 Nov 12

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

What a mug, what does he think he looks like?
What a mug, what does he think he looks like? SpiffSpaffington1984
  • Score: 11

3:17pm Sat 17 Nov 12

muffindamule says...

Thank goodness for cctv. It might not please a small minority of people but it certainly helps in the identification of offenders.
Thank goodness for cctv. It might not please a small minority of people but it certainly helps in the identification of offenders. muffindamule
  • Score: 11

3:39pm Sat 17 Nov 12

veralynn says...

I walked down to the shops from the airport on a Saturday afternoon and its quite intimidating as you are isolated. I felt intimidated by a group of teenagers hanging around. Not sure what can be done to make it less vulnerable there.
I walked down to the shops from the airport on a Saturday afternoon and its quite intimidating as you are isolated. I felt intimidated by a group of teenagers hanging around. Not sure what can be done to make it less vulnerable there. veralynn
  • Score: 10

8:16pm Sat 17 Nov 12

maxell says...

once again fantastic quality CCTV picture
once again fantastic quality CCTV picture maxell
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Test Tickle says...

In a world where high definition cameras are cheap as chips all we get is an out of focus blurred image to go on!
In a world where high definition cameras are cheap as chips all we get is an out of focus blurred image to go on! Test Tickle
  • Score: 4

5:07pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Old Boy says...

Why is it that you only release this photo after 2 weeks. Is it you ar the police.??
Why is it that you only release this photo after 2 weeks. Is it you ar the police.?? Old Boy
  • Score: 4

9:11am Mon 19 Nov 12

madmax1 says...

Another dodgy CCTV image !
Another dodgy CCTV image ! madmax1
  • Score: 2

9:57am Tue 20 Nov 12

leec87 says...

For all those complaining about the quality of the image,

It's very efficient to use lower quality images, because you're able to gain a lot more storage space, which essentially is more important to a business.

I don't know of any HD-quality CCTV systems, if they were around, they'd be using TBs of storage space to store everything, and even then it wouldn't be long until the previously recorded footage would need to be replaced with newer footage.
For all those complaining about the quality of the image, It's very efficient to use lower quality images, because you're able to gain a lot more storage space, which essentially is more important to a business. I don't know of any HD-quality CCTV systems, if they were around, they'd be using TBs of storage space to store everything, and even then it wouldn't be long until the previously recorded footage would need to be replaced with newer footage. leec87
  • Score: 0

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