CCTV After Assaults In Preston

4 December 2018, 13:37 | Updated: 4 December 2018, 13:40

Preston assaults

A teenager and a woman were attacked within minutes

Detectives have released a new CCTV image of a man they want to identify after a girl was sexually assaulted and a woman was attacked in Preston.
 
Between 10.10pm and 10.15pm on November 27, a 16-year-old girl was walking on Meadow Street when she was approached by a man close to the Catherine Beckett Community Centre. She was sexually assaulted.
 
At shortly after 10pm on the same night, police received a reports a 19-year-old woman had been approached and pushed to the ground on the car park of Home Bargains on Deepdale Road. She managed to run off.
 
Following enquiries, we are particularly keen to speak to this man, pictured. The image is taken from The Fleece Inn in Meadow Street.
 
Det Con Andy Forsyth, of Preston CID, said: “Following extensive enquiries, we believe the two incidents are linked.
 
“A number of people were in the area around the time following the end of the Preston North End and Middlesbrough football match.
 
“We want to speak to the pictured man as part of our investigation. If you saw anything or recognise the pictured man, please get in contact with us immediately.”