Appeal for witnesses after sexual assault in Horley


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Horley.

The woman was assaulted in Station Approach at around 7.40pm on Friday (February 27).

She had been walking towards the train station when she was approached from behind by a man.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said the man inappropriately touched her before running away.

He was believed to have crossed the road and entered The Grove.

The man was described as white, around 5ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build.

He was wearing a black Superdry jacket, black trousers or jeans and trainers which were described as being white-ish.

Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area.

Detective Constable Hannah Millyard said: “This incident occurred in a busy location on a Friday night so passing motorists and pedestrians may well have seen something happening.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have information to call 101 with any details – your help could prove vital to the investigation.”

“Surrey Police will not tolerate this type of intrusive sexual offending and will do everything possible to bring such offenders to justice.

“Members of the public should feel safe going about their daily business in their town centres.”

Anyone who can assist detectives with their investigation is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 or by using the online reporting system at quoting reference 45150017592.

The independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.