Girl sexually assaulted in Burpham woods

A 14-year-old girl has been seriously sexually assaulted near Guildford, in Surrey, prompting a police appeal.

Officers said the girl was attacked in a small wooded area in Burpham, off London Road near the junction with Abbotswood and Weylea Avenue.

They want to speak to a man who was wearing a brown hooded top, baggy denim jeans and dirty white trainers.

Det Insp Karen Hughes, of Surrey Police, said the girl was assaulted at about 1600 BST on Thursday.

She said: "This was a traumatic experience for the victim and we are doing everything we can to catch the person responsible."

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