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11 April 2011, 09:37
Detectives investigating a number of linked indecent assaults in Cambridge say they've eliminated more than 100 people from their inquiries.
Eight women have been indecently assaulted between last August and this March.
A dedicated team of officers have since been working on the investigation, called Operation Majesty by Cambridgeshire Police.
Since the start of their investigations, officers have identified and subsequently eliminated more than 100 men from their inquiries.
16 Police Officers have also been patrolling the areas where the attacks have taken place, and Community Support Officers recently handed out leaflets and posters containing an E-Fit of the attacker [pictured - above right].
Police have followed up more than 175 leads, including a call from Ireland.
Detective Sergeant Phil Priestley, who is the Deputy Senior Investigator, said: "Operation Majesty is currently the number one priority for this policing division.
We have a dedicated team working on this inquiry and are committed to catching the man responsible for these offences.
I would like to thank members of the community who have co-operated with our inquiries so far. We have achieved a great deal thanks to the involvement of members of the public, local businesses and community groups.
I would continue to appeal to members of the public to get in touch if they have any information about these incidents. No matter how trivial it may seem, it may prove vital in tracing the offender and bringing him to justice.
"It is still more than likely that someone has recognised the e-Fit image but not contacted us to name the offender."
The offender is described as white, 20 to 30, 5'10'' to six foot, of medium build and physically strong. He has short dark hair, stubble and wears a black jacket over a grey hooded jumper - which may have a number 3 on the back.
Anyone with any information should call the Operation Majesty team on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.