Officers investigating a sexual assault in Waltham Cross are appealing for information and witnesses.


The incident happened between 5pm and 6pm on Friday, November 18, on wasteland adjacent to Park Lane and Newsprinters Ltd.


Following the assault the victim, a 16-year-old girl, ran from the scene in a state of undress.


She is now being supported by specially-trained officers, who are appealing to anyone who may have seen the victim running from the scene, or any suspicious activity in the area.


Detective Sergeant Claire Hill-McGrath, from the Sexual Offences Investigation Team, said: “The area is popular with dog-walkers and joggers, so we believe a number of people will have been in the vicinity at the time and may have seen the victim, who would have clearly been distressed, or the offender either before or after the assault.


“If you believe you saw something suspicious in the area between the times stated then I would ask that you please come forward and speak to us, as you may have a vital piece of evidence.


“Understandably an incident of this nature may cause some concern in the community. However, I would like to reassure people that we believe this to be an isolated incident.”


Anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to call DS Hill-McGrath on Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number K2/16/4681.


Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.


• A 20-year-old man from London has been arrested in connection with this incident and remains in police custody at this time.

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