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CAMBRIDGE — Detectives are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman on May 16.

Around 2:15 a.m., the woman was standing in Bradwells Court when a man grabbed her and pulled her into Drummel Street, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The man held the woman down and sexually assaulted her, but she broke free and ran off, the release said.

The man is described as white, around 5-feet-9-inches tall, with long brown hair and of a normal build. He was wearing a dark long-sleeved top, dark jeans and light-colored shoes.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Chris Balmer at the Parkside Police Station on 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Tree vandal leaves students at riskYAXLEY — Children at a primary school were at risk after someone sawed partway through the trunk of an oak tree at the edge of their playground, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The 40-foot-high tree stood in the car park at the edge of Yaxley Infant School off Main Street. Some time between March 19 and May 22, the trunk of the tree was sawed through, leaving it in danger of toppling over onto the school.

Due to the danger the more than 50-year-old tree posed, Yaxley Parish Council were forced to have it removed.

Anyone with information should contact Police Constable Sue Walker at the Yaxley Police Station on 0845 456 4564, quoting crime reference number CF0273500506, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Laptop computer stolen from vehicleST. NEOTS — A laptop computer was stolen from a car parked outside a supermarket, and police are seeking witnesses.

The theft occurred about 8 a.m. on May 17 at the Tesco store on Barford Road. While the owner was in the store, two men broke a rear window on the car and snatched a Hewlett Packard computer, which was in a Dell computer bag, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The thieves then drove off in a silver Ford Mondeo. One of the men is described as white, 16 to 18 years old and wearing a light grey or brown baseball cap, the release said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Police Constable Trudy-Jo Paine from the St. Neots Police Station on 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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