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50-year-old woman forced to perform sex act at knifepoint, [Update]: Eynsham

Date of Incident: 18/08/2010

Posted on: August 20th, 2010 by 2049

Thames Valley Police continues to appeal for witnesses after a rape in Eynsham on Sunday (15/8).

Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit are appealing for information to help identify a man who committed a serious sexual assault in Eynsham on Sunday night.

The victim has now been interviewed by specially trained officers and has been able to able to provide further details of the man who attacked her.

He is described as:

  • white
  • 6ft to 6ft1ins
  • aged 20 to 25 years old
  • thin
  • dark hair which was brushed back behind his ears, some of which hung down to the area of his collarbone
  • wearing a white hooded top, possibly fleece material, that was just below waist length and possibly dark jeans

Det Insp Kevin McGuire, who is leading the investigation, said "Prior to the attack the victim had a short conversation with an elderly man who was walking a terrier dog in the area and was accompanied by a young child. I would particularly like to speak to this gentleman as he may have information which could assist the investigation."

The offender is described as:

  • a white male
  • 5ft 10in to 6ft
  • aged in his twenties
  • wearing white jeans, a white puffer-style jacket and trainers

Det Sgt Rob Hughes said:

"We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area last night who may have seen or heard anything.

"The man is thought to have run off in the direction of Station Road after the alleged attack.

"I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him here and seen where he went.

"The neighbourhood police team is aware of the incident and patrols will be stepped up in the village to reassure the local community."

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Hughes via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 0845 8 505 505.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Contact Details

Division/Station: Thames Valley Police

Name: Rob Hughes

Telephone: 0845 8 505 505

Incident Location


High Street
Eynsham
Witney
OXFORDSHIRE

The location of the incident marked on this map is approximate