Man sexually assaults young woman in Sainsburys and cuts off piece of her hair

A stranger sexually assaulted a woman and cut off a strand of her hair as she was leaving a supermarket.

The victim was leaving Sainsbury's in Friar Street in Reading shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, July 7 when she was targeted by the man.

The man touched the woman over her clothing and she then challenged him before realising he had cut a strand of her hair and clothing, reports BerkshireLive.

The woman was not injured in the attack but it was a distressing incident in the middle of the day, reports Berkshire Live.

Thames Valley Police released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in relation to the alleged assault.

PC Sally Meineke of Thames Valley Police, said: "This incident occurred in the middle of the afternoon in a busy area of Reading.

“I am releasing these CCTV images of a man who I believe may have vital information about this incident.

"The victim was not injured in this incident, but naturally this was a distressing occurrence.

“Anybody who has any information, please get in touch with police.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police online or by calling 101 quoting incident 43210292993.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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