Picture of suspect in violent attack on Thornbury woman released by police

September 17 2019
Picture of suspect in violent attack on Thornbury woman released by police

POLICE have released this likeness of a man who is wanted over an attack on a woman in Thornbury.

The 28-year-old victim was running on Gloucester Road, near to the Castle School Sixth Form Centre, at around 5.40am on Wednesday of last week when a man got out of a white van and punched her in the face.

After the woman called out the man got back into the van and drove off.

The image of the attacker has been put together by police and the victim and has been released along with a CCTV picture of a van, below, matching the description provided by the victim officers want to trace.

Van CCTV

PC Gary Clark said: “This was a disturbing incident which has left the victim understandably shaken.

Do you recognise the man depicted in the E-fit?

Do you know who drives the white van in the CCTV image?"

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5219 209 432.