Woman fights off Oxford alleyway attacker

A woman managed to fight off a hooded attacker who dragged her into an alleyway in the early hours of the morning.

The 21-year-old was walking along Walton Street in Oxford when she was approached on Sunday.

She screamed for help and hit the man who ran off along the alleyway which leads into the Hart Street area of Jericho.

A passer-by heard the woman's pleas and came to her aid. She was not harmed.

The offender is described as about 28 years old, of scrawny build, with short hair and deep-set eyes.

He was wearing a tracksuit with the hood up.

Det Con Darren Pomroy said: "This was clearly a very frightening ordeal for the victim but she showed great bravery in fighting the man off and thankfully she was unharmed."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford

Weather

Oxford

19 °C 11 °C

Features

  • HandshakeKiss and make up

    A marriage counsellor on healing the referendum hurt


  • Pellet of plutoniumRed alert

    The scary element that helped save the crew of Apollo 13


  • Burnt section of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of AleppoBefore and after

    Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war


  • Woman on the phone in office10 Things

    The most efficient break is 17 minutes, and more nuggets


  • Amir TaakiDark market

    The bitcoin wallet with controversial users


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.