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Police investigate canal path assault

Police are investigating an assault on a woman who was out running on the canal path in Exeter.

She was between the Port Royal pub and Trews Weir Bridge at about 10 to 8 on a Friday evening earlier this month, when a man approached her from behind and pushed her against the wall.

He ran off when she screamed.

He's descibed as Indian or Asian in appearance, aged 28 to 30 with a slight build and thick wavy dark hair.

Women are being advised not to go out running alone in isolated areas after dark... and to always carry a mobile phone.

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