SOUTH SOMERSET NEWS: Reservoir attacker still on the loose despite good response in public appeal
POLICE have reported a “good response” from the public following a vicious attack on a woman at Chard Reservoir but the man they are hunting is still on the loose.
Sgt Rob Jameson told Chard Press on Thursday (August 10, 2017) that they had received some useful information and suggested names, but were still looking for the man suspected of inflicting serious head injuries on a woman who was walking her dog at the reservoir last Friday (August 4, 2017) afternoon.
An e-fit of the suspect was released earlier this week and has been shared widely by people on social media including nearly 800 “shares” alone on Chard Press’ Facebook page.
But still the police are looking for that all-important piece of the jigsaw which will lead them to the attacker.
The police have said if anybody did have information about the incident or recognised the person in the e-fit picture then they should get in touch with police as soon as possible.
PHOTO – TOP: The e-fit of the suspect wanted over the attack on a dog walker at Chard Reservoir.
Anyone with information should call 101 and ask to speak to DS Lee Jones in Yeovil Investigations quoting reference number 5217178432.
Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. They never ask for your details or trace your call.
It was around 4pm last Friday when other dog walkers in the Chaffcombe Road area of the reservoir heard a scream before the woman stumbled towards witnesses with serious head injuries. A man was seen running away around the reservoir.
A police spokesman said: “The e-fit is an image generated based on the description of a witness. He is described as a white man, about 20-years-old, 6ft tall, medium build with a protruding stomach.
“His face was round, very red, and he had blonde hair with a side fringe that went partially across his left eye.”
The suspect was wearing a black hoodie and black trousers.
Do you recognise the man in the e-fit?
The victim is still in hospital as a result of the injuries sustained in the attack.