Northampton Assaults: Police Release CCTV

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CCTV of man wanted in connection with attack of vulnerable women in Northampton

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Footage of a man believed to be responsible for two serious assaults on women in Northampton has been released by officers investigating the case this afternoon.

On Monday, November 10, 2014 a woman was sexually assaulted on the Racecourse at 6.15am.

Then, at about 8am on Monday, January 26, an 85 year-old woman was physically assaulted during a burglary at her home in Coaching Walk, Westone.

More than 20 officers are now working on the hunt for the man who they are confident carried out both attacks.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Behan, who is leading the investigation, said: "We believe this man is responsible for two nasty attacks on vulnerable women in Northampton.

He's attacked them in very different circumstances and the footage we've released today actually shows him on his way to attack the elderly lady in Coaching Walk.

For a number of reasons, we know this is the person who committed both offences and obviously that leaves us concerned that he may offend again.

I wouldn't want to scare anybody, but clearly there is somebody on the loose who has attacked vulnerable women.

However the public should remember that these are isolated incidents and Northamptonshire is a safe place to live."

In the Racecourse incident, the man was described as being aged 18 to 25 and 5ft 7in with a moustache, a light beard and small moles on his right cheek.

In the Westone incident, he was described as being in his mid to late 20s, about 5ft 7in, with light stubble and shiny, maroon jogging bottoms.

In an attempt to track him down, officers handed out computer generated images of the suspect to members of the public in the Westone area last week.

Witnesses, or anyone who thinks they recognise the man, are asked to contact Northampton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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