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Walnut Tree Close Assault – Detectives Appeal For Witnesses

Published on: 1 Sep, 2014
Updated on: 3 Sep, 2014
Walnut Tree Close as it passes under Seven Arches Railway Bridge.

Walnut Tree Close as it passes under Seven Arches Railway Bridge.

Detectives in Guildford are appealing for help from members of the public to help identify a man who assaulted a woman who was walking to work in Guildford.

The incident happened as the 22-year-old victim was walking along Walnut Tree Close sometime between 8.15am and 8.30am on Tuesday, 26 August. She was just going past the railway bridge, on the side of the road with the Post Office depot, when she stepped aside for a man who was walking towards her.

The suspect stepped in the same direction and as he did so the pedestrian felt her arm being punched. The woman looked up and saw the man shouting angrily at her and he then hit her in the face with his arm.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5ft 10inches tall and of a medium build. He had short fair hair and a blonde straggly beard. He was wearing blue jeans and was carrying what is believed to be an orange Sainsbury’s carrier bag.

Walnut Tree Close Assault Scene 475 2

Another view of the scene described in the police report.

The victim was wearing a royal blue anorak with the hood up, a dark rucksack on her back and big green headphones. After the incident she pulled her hood down.

PC Julian Crabbe investigating said: “This was a totally unprovoked assault in broad daylight on a woman who was just going about her everyday business making her way to work. I’m hoping as it would have been busy in the vicinity with other members of the public using the same route that someone will be able to provide details which could help us locate and bring this offender to justice.

Feature Surrey police badge 3It is simply unacceptable that such violence is on our streets and residents and workers alike should be allowed to travel in safety. Please call me with any information on 101.”

Surrey Police are asking anyone who can help to contact them on 101 quoting reference 45140071632 or by using the online reporting system found at Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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