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Essex Accostings - Crimestoppers Most Wanted
The man police want to speak to over a series of accostings in Clacton is now on the Crimestoppers Most Wanted list.
The latest incident was a sexual assault in Anchor Road, Clacton, at 8.30pm on Sunday October 26.
A 20 year-old man was accosted, follows a series of similar incidents across Clacton in the last few weeks. The five linked incidents are as follows:
- A 15 year-old boy was approached in Holland Road at 6.55pm on Saturday September 20.
- Two 12 year-old boys were approached in Pathfields Road at 3pm on Saturday September 27.
- A 14 year-old boy was approached at about 6.30pm near an alleyway off Dudley Road on Saturday October 18.
- A 13 year-old boy was approached at 9pm in Coppins Road on Saturday October 18.
The most recent incident in Anchor Road shows an escalation in the man's behaviour. Previously he has spoken to victims and tried to persuade them to accompany him. On 26 October the perpetrator grabbed the victim and pulled him into an alleyway off Anchor Road before sexually assaulting him.
The description of the suspect from the latest incident is that he is white, of stocky to chubby build, around 40 to 45 years of age, 6ft to 6ft 2in tall, with grey to black stubble all over his face. He had stained teeth and a mole under his right eye.
He was wearing dark indigo blue jeans, black casual shoes, a woollen black jacket with a logo on, (possibly Nike). He also had on a black woollen beanie hat pulled down just above his eyebrows and smelled strongly of body odour.
Ann Scott, Crimestoppers' Eastern Regional Manager, said:
"This man needs to be found before these incidents escalate further. It's also making the people of Clacton extremely nervous. You have nothing to fear by giving Crimestoppers information as we never ask for your name or take any personal details. We don't record our calls and can't trace calls or information given online.
Those giving information won't have to give a statement to police or go to court. You don't even have to speak to someone if you don't want to - you can give information online. It really is quick, safe and easy. If you recognize the person in this e-fit please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on our phone line of 0800 555 111 or via our secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org with your information. We don't want to know who you are or where you are - just the name of this person in the efit".
If you have information on any of these incidents or know the person in the e-fit then please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .
Anyone who provides information to Crimestoppers that leads to an arrest and charge can claim a reward of up to £1000.
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