Hunt after daylight sex attack on woman in Oswestry

A woman was assaulted in a sex attack as she walked through a Shropshire wood in broad daylight after getting off a bus, police revealed today.

A man wearing a heavy metal T-shirt is being hunted after the attack in a wood near Oswestry.

It is believed the man, in his 20s to 30s, assaulted the woman near Aston Hall Lodge on Friday.

The woman had caught the number 70 Arriva bus from Shrewsbury to Oswestry before getting off at Unicorn Road at 6.50pm.

She and the suspect then walked along Unicorn Road, College Road, into Shrewsbury Road and then Mile End before turning down a country lane near Mile End Golf Club towards Aston Hall, between about 7pm and 8.40pm on Friday.

The man is described as 5ft 10in tall and of stocky build with short, dark hair and dark, heavy eyebrows.

He had stubble and was wearing a faded black T-shirt with a Metallica band logo, light-coloured jeans and a black, zip-up jacket. He also had a heavy gold ring on one hand.

Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy said: “It was still daylight and there were lots of people about who would have seen the victim and suspect walking through this busy part of town and onto the road at Mile End.

“The suspect was wearing distinctive clothing and he would have stood out. I am also keen to hear from anyone who was on the bus.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”