Police hunt attacker after serious sex assault on woman in Exeter city centre

Police are appealing for information after a report of a serious sexual assault on a woman in Exeter in the early hours of Saturday, June 18.

The victim was attacked by a man in the Catacombs area of the city and located in Exe Street around 2am.

She was taken to hospital, later discharged, and continues to be supported by specially-trained officers.

The suspect is sought by officers.

We are particularly interested in locating any dash-cam footage of the area or any private CCTV recordings that people may have of the street…

Devon and Cornwall Police says enquiries are continuing and have issued an appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Stephanie Blundell said: “We are asking anyone who was in the area of Bartholomew Street West, close to the junction of Fore Street, between the hours of 1.30am and 2.15am on Saturday morning [June 18] to contact us.

“We are particularly interested in locating any dashcam footage of the area or any private CCTV recordings that people may have of the street.

“The public are likely to see an increased police presence in and around the area as police enquiries continue.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting crime reference CR/053679/22.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online or by calling freephone 0800 555111.

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