Police warning after woman chased by man in park

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Update: Kingsbridge Police have since removed the post from Facebook and a new post states-

“Police are investigating a report that a woman walking her dog was followed by a man in Duncombe Park this morning.

“Investigations are being carried out to establish exactly what happened, and additional patrols will be laid on in the area to reassure residents,” There is now no mention of the woman being chased or being followed to her door.

Kingsbridge Police have warned women to be vigilant and take precautions whilst out walking following an incident this morning, 2nd February 2017.

The incident happened at 6:15 am in Duncombe Park, Kingsbridge. A woman, who was walking her dog was apparently chased through the park and up to her front door by a male who was carrying a length of rope.

The male is described as of large muscular build, 6ft tall, with stubble or a short beard. He was wearing a black hooded top and grey jogging bottoms.

A spokesperson for Kingsbridge Police said:
“Investigations are ongoing to try and identify this person. If anybody was in the area at the time, or if you can assist us in any way with the identity of the male involved then please get in touch quoting Log 157 02/02/17.
We would like to reassure the Community that every effort will be made to prevent any future incidents and identify the male involved.

“At this stage we do not know the motive or reason for this incident, however we would advise people, particularly lone females to take precautions when out. Always walk in well lit areas, let someone know where you’re going, carry a mobile phone and if possible a personal attack alarm. Police will be patrolling the town on foot in uniform and plain clothes for reassurance purposes,”

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