Cambridge Assaults - CCTV Released
9 June 2011, 05:35
Police investigating a number of indecent assaults on women in Cambridge have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to. [pictured - right & below]
Detectives are linking the nine incidents, which have taken place since August last year.
On each occasion the offender has grabbed the victim from behind, before groping them over their clothes.
The latest attack happened at around 3am on Saturday 28th May, when a woman in her 20s was walking home along Botolph Lane.
Each of the other eight victims have been students in Cambridge.
Now, police working on the investigation which is called "Operation Majesty" have released images of a man who was in the area around the time of the last attack.
Detective Sergeant Phil Priestley said: "We are keen to trace the man pictured in these CCTV images as we believe he may have vital information which could assist our investigation.
I would urge anyone who recognises him, or the man himself, to call police."
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Operation Majesty team on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
Previously, police efforts to catch the offender have included releasing an E-Fit [pictured - left] and publishing that picture on Facebook and on TV screens in the back of taxis.
Officers have also handed out flyers describing the attacks and offender, and increased patrols in the area where they have happened.
Meanwhile young women living and working in Cambridge are being urged by Police to take "sensible precautions", such as not walking around the city alone late at night, avoiding poorly-lit streets and trying to remain in groups at night.
Women's self defence classes are also being run by a society at the Cambridge University Students Union.