Investigations into serious sexual assault in Sidmouth
- Credit: Archant
A woman was the victim of a serious sexual assault in Sidmouth, according to reports received by the police.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said a woman in her late teens told police she was assaulted and subjected to a serious sexual assault by an unknown male in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 30).
The incident was reported to have happened between midnight and 12.45am on a footpath running from Heydons Lane to May Terrace.
The area was cordoned-off until Sunday afternoon as police enquiries took place.
Detective Inspector Dawn Perriam said: "This is an isolated and extremely rare incident and a thorough police investigation is under way."
You may also want to watch:
Police investigations are continuing.
Witnesses, or anyone with information on the incident, are asked to contact police on 101, or email email@example.com, quoting crime reference number CR/057720/19.
- 1 Sidmouth’s ‘overwhelming’ support for Wear a Hat fundraiser
- 2 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 3 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 4 Prince Philip's legacy is guaranteed through awards scheme
- 5 There will be sunshine after the rain as the town re-opens
- 6 Rewarding first night back For Sidmouth Running Club
- 7 Ottery retirement community with Easter thank you for keyworkers
- 8 Ella's walks raise more than £3,000 for brain tumour research
- 9 Claire leaves political spotlight
- 10 Town is spruced up as excitement is in the air for future