Appeal After a Woman is Sexually Assaulted in AndoverWere you out and about in the early hours of Saturday? Did you pass near Jacobs Close in Andover? Can you help with our investigation?

Between 1am – 1.30am on Saturday, January 10, a woman in her twenties was approached by a man driving a silver VW Golf. He offered her a lift and then allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or to anyone who may have seen the car or its driver to come forward.

The driver of the car is described as black, with corn braided hair.

DC Dan Leese said: “I’d like to appeal to anybody who may have seen this vehicle and driver or may have information about this incident. It’s occurred at night in a quiet area of Andover and is a rare occurrence.

“I would not advise people to panic but for females to take sensible precautions when walking alone at night and not to accept lifts from strangers.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Leese at Basingstoke police station on 101, quoting 44140009968.

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