A man offered a teenager a lift home but instead subjected her to a terrifying sexual assault.
The 18-year-old was walking along the A556 near to the Blue Bridge in Northwich between 6am and 6.45am on Saturday, November 12, when a black hatchback-style car pulled over and the man behind the wheel told her he would drive her home.
She accepted and he continued to drive along the A556 before turning right on to Hartford Road, then left on to London Road at the junction near to the Oddfellows Arms in Davenham.
But as the vehicle approached the Davenham Roundabout, the man pulled over at the side of London Road and sexually assaulted her.
He told her she could not leave until she slept with him.
Thankfully, the victim managed to escape and fled the scene, sustaining bruising and scratches as she exited the car.
Now Cheshire police are appealing for information about the distressing incident.
The attacker is described as approximately 40-years-old, of large build and Indian origin.
He had thick dark hair, stubble and bushy eyebrows and was wearing a gold coloured ring on his third finger on his right hand.
Investigating officer PC Andrew Mullin: “Thankfully the victim was able to escape from the vehicle, although she has been left extremely shaken as a result of this incident.
“I urge anyone with any information in relation to the incident to contact the team here at Northwich so the offender can be brought to justice.
“I would also like to remind people to take extra care when out alone and not get into vehicles with anyone that they don’t know.”
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident number 190 of November 12, 2016.
Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.