Surrey police hunt man who forced woman to flee through Esher woods
A woman was forced to flee through woods after a man verbally abused her in Esher.
The suspect approached the 27-year-old woman in daylight, on a footpath heading towards Portsmouth Road, opposite the Marquis of Granby pub, at around 7.40pm on Friday, April 3.
She was unharmed after calling for help and running away but police are keen to track down the suspect and any witnesses.
Detective Constable Seema Taylor said: "This was obviously a concerning incident where a male suspect has approached a lone female.
"Although she was not harmed this was clearly a very upsetting incident which has understandably left the victim feeling extremely frightened and shaken."
The suspect was described as a white male in his mid twenties, with a slightly hunched walk, about 5ft 10ins tall and of slight build with short blonde or light brown hair.
He was wearing a fleece with a Maplin logo on the left side of the chest, spoke with a south of England accent and acted in a nervous manner.
Police are particularly keen to talk to a man who was walking two dogs in the area at about 7.40pm as he could potentially be a key witness.
Call police on 0845 125 2222, quoting reference EL/09/2577, with information or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.