Cambridge Indecent Assaults Linked

11 February 2011, 08:03

Extra police are patrolling central parts of Cambridge where six women have been grabbed and indecently assaulted over the last couple of months.

It's thought each women may have been attacked by the same person.

The six incidents have all taken place since the 11th November.

Each time a victim has been grabbed and attacked while walking early in the morning.

The latest attack, which was on Monday, happened in Shelly Row.

The other five have all taken place in the Newnham area of Cambridge, in Adams Road, Silver Street, Sidgwick Avenue and Granchester Meadows.

Detective Inspector Billy Bremner talks to Heart's Tom Horn.

Officers are also carrying out door to door inquiries into the incidents.

The offender is described as white, 20-30 years old, 5'10'' to 6', of medium build and physically strong.

He has short dark hair, stubble and wears a black jacket over a grey hooded jumper.

Detective Inspector Billy Bremner, who is investigating, told heart: "These six unpleasant incidents have striking similarities and we are linking them at this time.

Each time, the offender has targetted a female walking alone, and grabbed her from behind, and that's why we're linking these offences.

Cambridge is a safe place to meet and socialised, but we are urging females to stick to well lit areas, and to walk in pairs on in groups.

I would appeal to anyone with any information regarding these incidents to contact police."

DI Bremner added we've stepped up patrols and we've also increased other police activity which we can't disclose for operational reasons at the moment.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.