Bath student victim of sex assault 'was followed'

Detectives investigating a sexual attack on a student in Bath have said she was followed before the assault.

The woman in her 20s had just left a friend and was walking on James Street West past the Riverside Health Centre car park when she was attacked.

After the assault - at about 22:00 GMT on 6 November - a sixth form student came to her aid and drove her home.

Police have increased their presence in the area as inquiries continue.

The suspect was wearing a dark, thin waterproof hooded jacket, trainers and dark denim Voi-brand jeans with distinctive V-shape motifs on the rear pockets, police said.

He is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, about 5ft 10ins-6ft tall with dark ear-length hair with a fringe.

"This was a frightening experience for the victim. She was attacked whilst she was alone and without anyone to turn to for help," said Det Insp Charlotte Tucker.

"We would like to hear from anyone who saw a man matching this image and wearing clothes like these in the area."

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