Woman sexually assaulted in Belvedere park when out walking her dog

PUBLISHED: 17:10 10 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:29 11 April 2014

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A woman in her 50s was sexually assaulted in a Belvedere park last week while she sat on a bench when out walking her dog.

The suspect, described as an Asian man, about 60-years-old, grabbed the victim’s chest before making off.

Bexley Police are now appealing for witnesses and information surrounding the incident which happened around 9.30am on Friday April 4 in Lesnes Abbey Park in Belvedere.

The suspect, said to be 5ft 6ins tall, was wearing a navy-blue turban and dark coloured trench coat. He is also described as having a long grey and white beard.

Det Sgt Graham Scott, from Bexley CID, who is investigating the case, said: “This is quite a distinctive description for the suspect, so we think that it’s likely somebody will recognise who this person might be.

“This is an unusual incident, but there may be other people who have been approached by the same person, so we would also like to hear from you as well.”

Anyone with information should contact Bexley CID on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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