£5,000 reward offered a year on from sexual assault in Salisbury

£5,000 reward offered a year on from sexual assault in Salisbury

Published by Jack Deery at 12:05am 19th May 2020. (Updated at 11:41am 19th May 2020)

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Just after midnight on Sunday 19th May 2019, a woman was sexually assaulted in Hudson's Field.

A year after the incident happened, charity Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information on the incident. 

The woman, who was in her thirties, was assaulted by a man not known to her in the field on Castle Road. 

A travelling circus was there at the time, but the offender is not believed to be related to it. 

An urgent police appeal was issued at the time

The incident happened on Hudson's Field in Salisbury

DESCRIPTION

The man is described as:

  • White
  • In his early 20s 
  • Approximately 5ft 10 to 6ft tall with a skinny build
  • His hair was sandy blonde and short with no facial hair
  • Wearing a light maroon coloured hoodie
Wiltshire sexual assault Efit
An e-fit of the suspect

Emily Van der Lely, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Regional Manager at the charity Crimestoppers, said:

"This is a despicable, horrific crime and we hope that our reward encourages anybody on this one-year anniversary to come forward to tell us what they know about it. Our charity believes that everyone has the right to walk the streets safely without experiencing harm. We don’t want anybody else to be assaulted by this individual.

If you have any suspicions at all about who may be responsible for this crime, or if you witnessed something, perhaps you visited the travelling circus at the time, please do the right thing and get in touch with our charity. Nobody will ever know you contacted us, only you."

The charity says the reward will be for information that is given directly to them - either online at crimestoppers-uk.org or via freephone 0800 555 111.

Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the reward.

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