POLICE officers are looking for ‘three eastern European men acting suspiciously’ after a woman had her leg grabbed by a man in a car.

At about 7am yesterday, the victim – a woman in her forties – was walking along the B4009 from Crowell towards Chinnor, when she noticed a white estate-type car stop behind her.

A man sat in the back seat opened the rear door and grabbed the woman’s leg, before releasing after she kicked out.

A short while later, the car was seen driving in the direction of Chinnor.

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Inspector Tom Xavier, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information about this incident to please come forward.

“I am aware this incident may cause concern in the community, but we believe there is no wider threat to the public at this time.

“I am also aware of a report about this incident circulating on social media and I would like to reassure the community that we are investigating it robustly as we take all reports of this kind seriously.

Oxford Mail: The B4009 from Crowell to Chinnor. Picture: Google MapsThe B4009 from Crowell to Chinnor. Picture: Google Maps

“Anyone who saw three eastern European men acting suspiciously or a white Skoda Octavia being driven suspiciously in the Chinnor and Crowell area should please get in touch with us.

“If you have any CCTV footage in the area or any dashcam footage if you were in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220198327.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”

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