A TEENAGE girl was sexually assaulted in Abingdon.

The incident happened at about 1.50pm on Thursday (March 28), when the victim, a girl in her teens, was walking through an alleyway which joins Boxhill Walk to Clifton Drive.

An offender entered the alleyway behind the victim and started laughing. The victim stepped to one side to let the offender pass through when he said something to her.

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When the victim tried to leave the alleyway, the offender sexually assaulted the victim by touching over clothing.

The victim managed to get away from the offender and then left the alleyway.

The offender has been described as a 'white man, aged between 30 and 40, at around 6ft 3ins tall and of slim build'.

Police state he had 'short dark hair and was wearing a red jacket, dark coloured trousers and old white trainers'.

Officers are now urging anyone with any information to come forward.

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Investigating officer, Detective Constable Davina Gotch, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I’m appealing to anybody who witnessed this distressing incident to please get in touch.

“We would also like to appeal to those residents in the surrounding areas and those driving along the roads around this time on this day, to check CCTV and dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police quoting reference number 43240144126.