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."

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