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Appeal for witnesses to help investigation into a suspected sexual assault

Police are urgently trying to identify a woman who may be able to help with an investigation into a suspected serious sexual assault which took place in the early hours of Saturday morning (July 24) in Cirencester.

The incident is suspected to have occurred in Abbey Grounds, Cirencester sometime between 3am and 5am on Saturday 24 July.

Later that day an unknown woman attended the victim's home address saying that she had found her phone and driving licence in the woodland area in Abbey Grounds.

Police would urgently like to speak to this woman who returned the phone and driving licence.

Detective Sergeant Faye Satchwell-Bennett said: "We are looking to identify the female who kindly located a phone and driving licence in the Abbey Grounds area of Cirencester and returned it to the owner to come forward to help assist us with our enquires as a matter of urgency."

Police are conducting CCTV enquiries and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time.

Local officers are conducting extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance.

If you have any information please contact police on 101 quoting incident 345 of 24 July, alternatively complete the following form quoting the same incident number: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ 

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