Police patrol Tetbury after women chased by man in woods

PLAIN-CLOTHED police officers have been patrolling Tetbury after a woman was chased by a man in nearby woodland last week.

Non-uniformed officers from the specialist Vanguard response team have been patrolling following since the terrifying incident on Thursday, July 28.

The victim was walking in Hermit’s Cave Woods in Tetbury at 1.15pm when a man purposefully began following her.

She took multiple turns and changed direction to try and lose him, however he continued to follow her and block her path.

The man is described as being a white man, aged between 40 and 50 with broad shoulders and tanned arms.

He was physically fit and had an athletic build and was wearing a burgundy or purple t-shirt with a round neck, dark trousers with pockets and dark shoes and had fair hair that was thinning.

When the victim asked him what he was doing, he didn’t respond and continued to stare at her.

The victim fled the area and the man followed her and continued to run after her.

It was only when the victim flagged down a cyclist that the man left.

Police are continuing to appeal to this cyclist who helped to come forward.

The investigating team has thanked everyone who has contacted them so far and are currently in the process of reviewing all the information.

Anyone with information which could help identify the man should contact police quoting incident 270 of July 28.

You can do this through the Constabulary’s website or by calling 101.

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