We have been advised by the OWL Online Watch Link of Neighbourhood Watch that the Police are investigating an incident that occurred at around 4pm on Monday, August 10, on a footpath in a field off Little Tring Road in Tring.
A woman, aged in her 40s, was jogging along the path when a man approached her from behind.
The man pulled the woman to the ground but the woman screamed for help and fought the man. He then ran away into a hedge towards Little Tring Road.
The man is described as white, aged between 20 and 30, of slim build and around 5ft 8ins to 6ft tall. He had short, dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing baggy or loose long black shorts and a grey sweatshirt.
During the struggle it is believed the woman may have caused injuries to the man’s face, so he may still have these injuries.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Samantha Hunt via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D3/15/459.
If you have any information about this incident you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector George Holland said: “Understandably incidents of this nature are of concern, particularly to those people who frequent the area where it took place. I can assure the public that our investigation is on-going and we are doing everything we can to identify the man as quickly as possible. Whilst these types of incidents are unusual in Tring, we will have extra patrols in place.”