04:39PM, Monday 11 July 2016
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault in Slough on Friday night.
At about 11.30pm, a woman in her 50s was approached by a man close to the Primark entrance of the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre in Slough High Street.
The man made sexual demands and when the victim refused, she was punched multiple times and the man tried to pull off her clothes.
The woman fought off the attacker before he ran away. She was treated at Wexham Park Hospital for her injuries but has since been discharged.
The man is described as white, about 5ft 11ins tall, of thin build and he spoke with what is thought to be an Eastern European accent.
Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Peter Clarke, said: “We are appealing for anyone with information who may have been in the vicinity near to the car park of the Observatory Shopping Centre or has maybe seen this assault itself.
“If anyone has seen a man matching the description approaching this area shortly before 11.15pm or after 11.45 pm then we would also ask you to get in touch immediately.
“This was a serious incident and any information could help us trace this man.
“We are carrying out patrols in the area following this incident and we would ask anyone with concerns to contact their Local Neighbourhood Policing Team.”
Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.