Watch video: Sexual assault victim speaks of horrific ordeal as new appeal launched

A woman who was sexually assaulted as she walked home more than three-years-ago, has told her story in a bid to catch her attacker.

As the then 20-year-old made her way home from a night out on Sunday 12 April 2015, she was grabbed by a man in a car park off Randal Street in Radford, close to Asda.

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He subjected her to a sustained sexual assault and although a major investigation was launched and CCTV images were published in the media, he was never found.

Describing that night, the victim said: “It was like a flash and all of a sudden there these really high walls around me and a there was this man coming at me. He dragged me to the floor and was ripping my clothes off.

“I felt like I had this really dark, deep, almost dirty secret that I was really embarrassed about. I use to go anywhere, I’d walk around the city and always felt comfortable, now I look over my shoulder, I feel nervous – I don’t know where he is and I’m always scared I’ll bump into him.

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“Maybe for a month or two months I felt like it was going to ruin my life but I realised that if I didn’t want this to be me, I would have to put it in a box and keep pushing forward. He’s a predator. I was walking down the street in just my jeans and a coat, he followed me for a mile. He’s affected my life forever and could do it to anyone else.”

Nottinghamshire Police regularly reviews cold cases and thanks to advances in forensics and technology this has led to a fresh appeal for information.

These images are of a man police still want to speak to in connection with the attack.

Detective Inspector Pam Dowson of Nottinghamshire Police said: “Someone somewhere must know who this man is, and if anyone does have any suspicions at all, then please get in touch with us. It’s a real concern that the man who did this is possibly still walking the streets.

“Help us track this man down, see justice done and bring closure to the victim and her family.”

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