Sexual assault in Harnham

Harnham Road Wavell Road

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 4:12pm 15th June 2018. (Updated at 5:53am 18th June 2018)

A woman's been grabbed by a man out jogging - police are stepping up patrols as a reassurance.

A woman's been sexually assaulted in Harnham.

The victim in her 20s was approached from behind and grabbed between her legs by a man who had been seen out running at around 7.00am on Thursday morning (June 14th).

Police are now keen to find the person responsible and are asking people who might have seen what happened to get in touch with them.

The incident took place on the corner of Harnham Road and Wavell Road.

PC Jack Combellack said:

"This incident understandably left the victim shocked and upset, it is absolutely unacceptable.

"At that time of the morning it is likely that there will have been people on their way to work walking or driving by and we ask that if anyone has information they please contact us. It would be particularly useful to have any dash-cam or CCTV footage that people may have from that area."


We're told the suspect is:

  • White
  • Approximately 30 years old
  • 5 feet 7 inches tall
  • Muscular build
  • Clean shaven
  • Very short black hair. 
  • Wearing a black t-shirt with a white motif across the back shoulders area
  • Black knee length baggy shorts
  • Trainers

The man had been seen jogging along Harnham Road around the time of the assault.


Wiltshire Police say they'll be working hard on the investigation as a reassurance to local people.

Inspector Pete Sparrow said:

"Please don't think that your information however small will not be of use to us. It is often the smallest details or piece of footage that can help identify suspects. We recognise that the local community will be concerned about this incident and we can reassure you that the investigation is underway and we have been gathering information and increasing our patrols in the area."

If you saw the incident or have any information, please contact Salisbury Police on 101 quoting ref 54180053824, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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