Detectives are appealing for information following allegations of a sexual assault in a nature reserve near Longfield train station.

The incident is reported to have happened as a woman was walking on a footpath through Rectory Meadow, between 6.30pm and 7pm on Tuesday 13 July 2021. The victim used the entrance in Bramblefield Close, and after walking a short distance is reported to have been approached by a stranger and touched inappropriately.

During the assault she was able to kick the man and run from the scene to safety. The suspect is described as being of mixed race and aged in his 20s or early 30s, with a skinny build and around five feet and eight inches tall. He wore a black baseball cap, grey camouflage jacket and light blue tight jeans or chinos.

Officers are exploring a number of lines of enquiry, including forensic and CCTV opportunities. They are also appealing to witnesses who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact police. Residents living nearby with doorbell cameras and other home security systems, as well as motorists with dashcam, are also urged to check for any footage which may assist the investigation.

If you can help call the west Kent appeals line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/YY/123567/21. You can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form on their website.

By Ed