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2 June 2015, 17:22
A computer-generated image of a man wanted for a serious sexual assault on a 14 year-old girl in Northampton has been released.
The girl was attacked on a path between Lings Way and East Butterfield Court in Goldings at about 9.15pm on Thursday, May 28.
Since the attack, patrols in the area have been increased and a computerised e-fit image of the attacker has now been released.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin, who is leading the investigation, urged members of the public to contact the force if they recognised the man, he said:
"We would ask the public to be vigilant for this person and let us know any information which could help us to identify him. The attacker is white, stocky, about 5ft 1in and in his 30s. He has short shaven hair, a round, red face and a large nose.
At the time of the attack, he was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit top with a zip at the front, dark coloured bottoms and dark trainers. He spoke with an eastern European accent.
In light of the attack, DCI Kinchin urged residents to take sensible precautions when out alone in the area, but emphasised that such attacks were rare.
I must stress, this is a rare type of offence in Northamptonshire and our aim is to catch this person as soon as possible."
Witnesses, or anyone who recognises the man in the picture, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 and ask for DS Linzi Reid, quoting crime number NP/9849/15.