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Investigation closed into sexual assault on dog walker in village

PUBLISHED: 15:31 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:36 17 July 2019

A dog walker was sexually assaulted on Sandy Lane in Great Ellingham on Tuesday evening. Photo: Google

A dog walker was sexually assaulted on Sandy Lane in Great Ellingham on Tuesday evening. Photo: Google

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Police have closed an investigation into reports of a sexual assault on a dog walker in a Norfolk village.

Officers were called to Sandy Lane in Great Ellingham, near Attleborough, at around 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 11, after it was reported a man had assaulted a woman in the area.

The woman told officers she passed out after the assault but believed her dog bit the attacker, prompting him to run from the scene.

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Police launched additional patrols in the area following the incident.

However a spokesman said the investigation had been closed following an appeal to the public for information.

They said: "Officers have exhausted all lines of enquiry available to them and therefore the investigation has been closed.

"Should any further information come to light, the case will be re-opened."

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