Police appeal for witnesses after Laindon sexual assault

Police appeal for witnesses after Laindon sexual assault

Police appeal for witnesses after Laindon sexual assault

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A WOMAN has reported being sexually assaulted in Laindon on Saturday morning, with detectives now appealing for information.

A 19-year-old local woman was walking along Elizabeth Way into Laindon Link at around 4am on Saturday, May 10, when a man sexually assaulted her – she was unharmed but shaken.

Officers want to hear from anyone who was in the Laindon Link area at the time and may have witnessed the incident.

The woman described the attacker as being white and wearing black clothes and white trainers.

Detective inspector Caroline Williams, leading the investigation, said: "House-to-house enquiries have been carried out in the area and detectives are carrying out numerous lines of enquiry into this incident.

"We especially want to hear from anyone who was walking or driving through the area any time before or after 4am to establish if they might have seen this man lurking in the area or running away.

“We believe that a man dressed all in white was in the vicinity and may have witnessed the assault or have seen the suspect.

"We would advise all members of the public to take sensible precautions to reduce their chances of becoming victims of such attacks, especially when they are out on their own at night."

Anyone with information should call Dc Jackie Spooner at Rayleigh Sexual Offences Investigation Team on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4:22pm Sun 11 May 14

sharonc71 says...

Fuuck The Law wrote:
Hmm. I believe the street lights are off at that time...
Was thinking the same thing !!!
[quote][p][bold]Fuuck The Law[/bold] wrote: Hmm. I believe the street lights are off at that time...[/p][/quote]Was thinking the same thing !!! sharonc71
  • Score: 16

4:37pm Sun 11 May 14

My Britain says...

Lights on or off, people who can't keep there hands off, should have them CUT, OFF, to much **** out there!
Lights on or off, people who can't keep there hands off, should have them CUT, OFF, to much **** out there! My Britain
  • Score: 20

4:51pm Sun 11 May 14

MitchLive says...

Oh look, what a surprise, Laindon again. Place is a dump and should be nuked from orbit.
Oh look, what a surprise, Laindon again. Place is a dump and should be nuked from orbit. MitchLive
  • Score: -5

4:56pm Sun 11 May 14

Moccs85 says...

This is why the lights shouldn't be switched off!!
This is why the lights shouldn't be switched off!! Moccs85
  • Score: 17

5:40pm Sun 11 May 14

goldleaf says...

19 years old, 4.00 a.m.???
19 years old, 4.00 a.m.??? goldleaf
  • Score: -13

6:11pm Sun 11 May 14

Devils Advocate says...

Laindon has been here longer than anyone of you people, and without sexual attacks!. Why vote that stupid comment up, yet you vote against the one who blames the lights. Guess you are from up the Northern hills then!
Laindon has been here longer than anyone of you people, and without sexual attacks!. Why vote that stupid comment up, yet you vote against the one who blames the lights. Guess you are from up the Northern hills then! Devils Advocate
  • Score: -7

7:18pm Sun 11 May 14

Steve H says...

Fuuck The Law wrote:
Hmm. I believe the street lights are off at that time...
I think you will find that they are on in that area due to it being a high crime area
[quote][p][bold]Fuuck The Law[/bold] wrote: Hmm. I believe the street lights are off at that time...[/p][/quote]I think you will find that they are on in that area due to it being a high crime area Steve H
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Sun 11 May 14

Steve H says...

Moccs85 wrote:
This is why the lights shouldn't be switched off!!
Lights on or off this would still have happened
[quote][p][bold]Moccs85[/bold] wrote: This is why the lights shouldn't be switched off!![/p][/quote]Lights on or off this would still have happened Steve H
  • Score: -5

9:32pm Sun 11 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

You can have he lights on/off row all you like. I've been chatting to lots of people this past few weeks including a group of people the other day who have all reported rocketing crime in their road since the lights were turned off.

And the police, according to them, are doing nothing.
You can have he lights on/off row all you like. I've been chatting to lots of people this past few weeks including a group of people the other day who have all reported rocketing crime in their road since the lights were turned off. And the police, according to them, are doing nothing. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 12

2:09pm Mon 12 May 14

_Lotus_ says...

goldleaf wrote:
19 years old, 4.00 a.m.???
Yes, they are actually an adult after the age of 18. Did you still think they were only an adult after 25 then ?
[quote][p][bold]goldleaf[/bold] wrote: 19 years old, 4.00 a.m.???[/p][/quote]Yes, they are actually an adult after the age of 18. Did you still think they were only an adult after 25 then ? _Lotus_
  • Score: 8

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