Hunt for man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted teenager

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A teenage girl was kidnapped and subjected to a "horrific" sexual attack, police said today.

The 16-year-old girl was walking home along a footpath in Warfield, near Bracknell, Berkshire, when she was approached by a man, who asked for directions before grabbing her.

She was forced to walk to a nearby car before being driven to another location and sexually assaulted.

The victim has only just revealed details of the attack, which happened on the afternoon of November 4, to police. She had initially reported the crime as a robbery.

Detective Inspector Pete Dowling, of Thames Valley Police, said: "This was an horrific attack on an innocent young girl as she walked home. The full circumstances have only recently come to light due to the trauma that she has suffered.

"Understandably the victim has been left very shaken by her ordeal and we have a team of officers working on this investigation to help find the offender."

Witnesses who may have seen the pair walking to the car, in Jigs Lane South, are urged to contact police.

The attacker is thought to be a white man in his 20s who is of a skinny build. He was wearing a dark green jacket, grey sweatshirt, dark jeans and a light grey wool hat.