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Woman attacked in Borough High Street: police appeal

Detectives in Southwark are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked on Borough High Street by a man who attempted to drag her into a nearby alleyway.

The incident took place at about 3.30pm on Monday 8 October when police received a report that a man had attempted to grab a woman and drag her away.

The victim told officers that as she was walking down Borough High Street, the suspect slung his arms around her before grabbing her more forcefully and attempting to drag her into Talbot Yard.

A struggle ensued and the victim managed to break free.

The suspect is described as a mixed-race male in his thirties, who has the condition vitiligo. The victim also described him as having black hair possibly in dreadlocks, dark eyes and wearing ill-fitting clothes and a large brown coat.

Detective Constable Sam Cafferty said: "At the time of this attack there were plenty of witnesses as Borough High Street was very busy.

"Sadly, no one chose to help the victim, but they may help our investigation by contacting us to provide an account of what they witnessed.

"Unfortunately, there is no CCTV of the attack and the victim is not sure which direction the suspect left in. We'd like to hear from anyone that saw a man of this description in the Borough area who can assist our investigation."

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and quote 7121/08Oct or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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