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Sexual assault in Brighton prompts warning

Police are increasing patrols and are urging residents to be cautious.

Boston Police are increasing patrols in a Brighton neighborhood after a woman was sexually assaulted inside a home there yesterday.

Police responded to the Webley Street address just before 6 p.m.

The woman at that addresses told police she was sexually assaulted. The man somehow gained access to the residence and assaulted the woman before he fled.

Police described the man as black Hispanic or Portuguese, about 5 feet 7 inches or 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds with short black gelled hair and he spoke either Spanish or Portuguese.

The attack prompted police to increase patrols and warn residents.

"The Boston Police Department takes this opportunity to remind community members to increase vigilance and report any suspicious persons in the area. Residents should take extra precautions and be aware of surroundings. In addition, take all necessary precautions at all times to properly secure your residence," police said in a statement.

Anyone with information can call 617-343-4400.

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