Rape alarm used to scare off man in St Albans

A WOMAN walking through St Albans used her rape alarm to scare away a man who made indecent remarks about her.

Herts Police have appealed for witnesses after the incident which occurred at about 8.40am on Friday September 21.

A spokesman said the woman was walking along Ragged Hall Lane when a man, who she believed had been following her for some time, made indecent remarks about her.

Distressed by the incident, the 29-year-old woman sounded her rape alarm.

The man ran off and was last seen at the junction with Furzebushes Lane.


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He was described as being either of Asian or southern European appearance, around 5ft 10in tall, slim build and aged between 25 and 30. He was wearing a dark sports jacket and black jeans.

PC Ed Messinger, investigating, said: “I’d like to speak to anyone who believes they saw this incident or a man answering this description in the Ragged Hall Lane area at the time.”

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Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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