Police hunt Portsmouth sex attacker

The e-fit issued by police
The e-fit issued by police

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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Police are hunting an attacker who indecently assaulted a woman in Portsmouth

Officers revealed today that the 23-year-old victim was walking along Station Street in the city centre towards a Kwik-Fit store at around 5.45pm on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

A man approached her from behind and grabbed the hem of her skirt with both hands. The woman hit her attacker over the head causing him to run away towards Arundel Street.

The suspect was described as white, in his 50s, 5ft 5-6 ins tall, of slim build, with short straight mostly grey hair flecked with dark brown and slightly receding. He is described as having light coloured staring eyes and a pale thin face.

The man was wearing a burgundy/maroon round necked short sleeved T-shirt under a beige fishing-type vest/waistcoat with lots of pockets.

Police say witnesses or anyone with information about the suspect’s identity are asked to contact Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.