More Cambridge Indecent Assaults

Police investigating a series of sexual assaults in Cambridge believe two further attacks have been carried out by the same offender.

The most recent incident happened on Monday 7th March in Mill Lane, Cambridge at around 11pm, as a woman in her 20s walked home.

A man rode up beside the victim and grabbed her before riding off.

Detectives are also linking an incident on August 30th to the series after the victim identified the man who attacked her as the man in the e-fit police recently released.

The incident happened at around 2.30pm in Grange Road, Newnham when a man on a bike grabbed her, before cycling off.

Police are now re-releasing the E-Fit in the belief that it will lead to the identification of the offender.

Detective Sergeant Phil Priestley, who is investigating, said: "This series of offences is a cause for concern.

This man is still offending and it is vital we trace him as soon as possible."

We have received a very good response so far from the public, but we are sure that someone who knows this man is and will be able to recognise the E-Fit image."

I would urge that person to do the right thing and contact police."

No piece of information is too trivial and may help us to bring this offender to justice."

Police will continue the increased patrols in the areas where the offences were committed.

Det Sgt Priestley added: "We are continuing to increase patrols in the areas were offences have been committed and would urge women to take the usual sensible precautions of not walking at night and early in the morning alone."

The other six incidents occurred between November 11th and February 7th in the Newnham area of the city.

The first happened at 1.15am on November 11th, when a 21-year-old woman was grabbed in Adams Road.

A 29-year-old woman was then assaulted in Silver Street at about midnight on November 17th.

The following day, at around the same time, a 21-year-old woman was assaulted in Sidgwick Avenue.

A 19-year-old woman was grabbed in the same street at 2am on December 2th.

A 32-year-old woman was assaulted in Grantchester Meadows at 3am on Christmas morning.

A further offence was committed in Shelly Row at 12.30am on Monday, February 7th, when a 27-year-old woman was grabbed.

The offender ran off when the victim screamed.

In every incident the offender has run off when the victim began struggling or screaming.

The most recent information suggests that the offender is likely to wear a favourite grey hooded top - and this hoodie may have a number 3 on the back.

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


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