Investigation into Isle of Wight Festival assault

By a County Press reporter

Published on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:13


Investigation into Isle of Wight Festival assault

An e-fit of the man police believe assaulted a woman at the Isle of Wight Festival.

POLICE are searching for a man suspected of indecently assaulting a woman at the Isle of Wight Festival.

The white male allegedly approached a woman in her early 40s from behind and assaulting for five to ten minutes before walking away.

The victim had been standing by herself in the Cabaret Club, waiting for friends between 6.30pm and 7pm on Sunday, June 15.

The woman was not injured, but the assault left her upset and distressed.

The police have released a description of the man they are looking for:

• White male

• Aged in his early 40s

• 6ft tall

• Medium build

• Short, slightly spiky, mousey brown coloured hair with sideburns

• A medium sized pointy nose

• Slim lips

• A slim oval face

• Some light face stubble.

The suspect was wearing:

A tree/forest green short sleeved polo shirt with a white "10" logo and a white stripe around the collar of the shirt

Fawn shorts, socks and trainers. He wore a watch on his left wrist.

DC Vici Hayward of Isle of Wight CID said: "We are keen to talk to anyone who was in the Cabaret Club between 6.30pm and 7pm watching the burlesque show on Sunday, June 15. They may have seen this incident, which occurred at the entrance to the show floor, particularly the woman who spoke to the victim to check on her welfare."

Witnesses or anyone with information about the identity of a suspect can contact Isle of Wight CID at Newport Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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