Did Same Man Carry Out Burglary And Sex Assault?

Officers investigating an aggravated burglary which happened in Coaching Walk, Northampton, on Monday (Jan 26), believe the same man may have been responsible for a sexual assault on the Racecourse at the end of last year.

At about 8am on January 26, a man forced his way into a house in Coaching Walk, assaulted the householder, an 85 year-old woman, and stole cash.

After the incident, a man was seen running along Coaching Walk and into Booth Lane South.

The suspect in this case was described as mixed race, about 6ft 2in, with a slim, wiry, athletic build, aged 25 to 30, with dark eyes and dark stubble. He was wearing a beanie hat, a dark-coloured jumper and tracksuit bottoms.

Officers believe this man may also have carried out a sexual assault on the Racecourse at about 6.15am on Monday, November 10.

The man in that incident was mixed race, aged 18 to 25, 5ft 7in, with a heart-shaped face, moustache and a light beard shadow. He had dark eyes, dark eyebrows and small brown moles on his right cheek.

On Friday morning, officers were in the Weston Favell and Booth Lane South area to speak to people on their way to work, school and college to ask them if they know the man and show them e-fit pictures from both incidents.

Witnesses, or anyone who thinks they recognise the man in either of the e-fit pictures, are asked to contact Northampton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.