Face of the attacker: Police release efit of man who assaulted woman on Strensall Common

The police efit of the man they want to question
6 Mar 2017 @ 9.55 am
| Crime, News

Do you recognise him?

This is the face of the man who attacked a woman as she walked her dog on Strensall Common near York.

Detectives investigating the attack issued the efit of the suspect after the incident which happened between 2.30pm and 3.15pm on Sunday, February 26.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

Extensive enquiries into the incident are ongoing, and police have had a good response from members of the public to their appeal for information.

Dog was the hero

The dog who fought back

The woman was walking her dog along a path next to the golf course, about 15 minutes’ walk from the car park, when the man called out to her.

Concerned, she turned to walk back the way she had come. The man then jumped out in front of her and grabbed the skin on her neck, painfully twisting it.

The woman’s dog bit the man on his leg. He kicked the dog and shouted at the woman – and the dog bit him on his leg again.

As a result he let go of the woman and she escaped to her car.

Have you seen him?

The suspect is…

with a chubby face
aged in his 50s
with dark, greying facial hair – longer than stubble but not a beard

He was wearing

a dirty, orange, zip-up raincoat
and dirty, dark green water-proof trousers with zips at the knees so they could be worn as shorts
dark coloured boots

Anyone who was in the area at the time, or can help identify the man is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police – details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Elle Smith
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Smith here
Quote reference number 12170033337