A SCHOOLGIRL was left “traumatised” after a hooded sex attacker dragged her into the woods and assaulted her.
The girl, 15, was pulled into woodland in Gerrards Cross Common, Buckinghamshire – and police have to today launch a manhunt to find the attacker.
The schoolgirl, 15, was dragged into woodland near Gerrards Cross in BuckinghamshireCredit: Alamy
The terrified schoolgirl had been walking through the woods in the evening around 5pm when the sex attacker struck.
Fortunately, she was not injured in the assault – but was left traumatised.
Police who are investigating the incident in Buckinghamshire have appealed for anyone who recognised the attacker’s description to contact them.
The man had a hood pulled over his face.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “At around 5pm, a 15-year-old girl was walking through the wooded area of Gerrards Cross Common near the A40.
“While walking through the woods, she was approached from behind by a man who pulled her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. Thankfully, she did not sustain any injuries.
“The offender is described as a white male, approximately 5ft 11ins tall and average build.
“He was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit top and bottoms with the hood up over his face.”
Investigating officer Detective Inspector Michael Anderson of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Aylesbury police station said: “This was a terrifying incident for the young victim who left her family home for an evening walk in Gerrards Cross Common.
“Thames Valley Police takes reports of sexual assault very seriously.
“A thorough investigation is underway and officers have been working to establish the circumstances of this incident since it was reported to us.
“There is an increased police presence in the area and our officers are working to identify the person responsible.
“We are appealing to members of the public who were in the area at the time of the incident to get in contact with us. If you saw or heard anything that could help this investigation, please get in touch.
“We would also like to speak to anyone who might have dashcam footage that could help.
“If you were driving in the area at the time of the incident, please check your dashcam recordings and contact us if you have any footage that could help us.”