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Appeal after woman assaulted in broad daylight

September 12, 2021
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Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted as she made her way through a busy town centre.

Officers are appealing for potential witnesses to come forward after the woman was targeted on 2 September, between 3pm and 3.30pm whilst out walking in Retford town centre with a friend.

The victim, aged 39, was reportedly followed from Churchgate through Cannon Square, Market Square, down Grove Street before making her way to the junction of Arlington Way.

She was then assaulted and sustained cuts to her hands.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information they may have surrounding the incident.

Police Constable Adam Turner, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an unprovoked assault on a woman who was walking through the town centre.

“As this incident happened during the day and in a town centre during school pick-up time we are now reaching out to anyone who may have witnessed this incident.

“If anyone did see anything suspicious or witness the incident itself we’d like to hear from you as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 421 of 2 September 2021.

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