Police release horrendous video of teen being sexually assaulted as they hunt attacker

Police hunting for a man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl have released horrendous footage of the attack.

Officers published the troubling clip in a bid to catch the culprit following the assault in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

The video shows the victim, who is blurred, walking through a busy park at around 2.30pm on October 27.

A white, middle-aged man of medium build can then be seen jogging after her from behind before carrying out the “appalling” attack.

He then turns around and walks away as a person on a bicycle travels along the path.

The footage, taken from a CCTV camera, has been published by Wiltshire Police with the consent of the teenager.

The attacker, who didn’t know the victim, is described as wearing a smart black coat with grey or dark trousers and smart shoes.

PC Lou Poole said: “This is a really concerning incident that took place in a busy public area during the middle of the day.

“We are aware that this footage may be distressing.

“However, we are appealing for anyone in the area or those who may have recorded dash cam footage nearby which might help us to identify the offender to contact us.

“We would also urge you to study the CCTV footage carefully to see if you recognise the man who carried out this appalling assault.

“Please consider showing this footage to friends and family members that do not have access to social media to ensure that the footage is viewed by as many members of the community as possible.”

The force said a possible witness, seen riding a bicycle in the clip, has already been spoken to and is helping with the probe.