BREAKING NEWS: DO YOU RECOGNISE THIS MAN?

The computer-generated image of the suspect released by police today (Tuesday)
The computer-generated image of the suspect released by police today (Tuesday)

Police have today (Tuesday) released a computer-generated image of a man they are hunting in relation to a series of sex assaults in Market Harborough.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said this afternoon: “Following a series of indecent assaults in Market Harborough, a computer-generated image has been released in a bid to identify the man responsible.”

The four indecent assaults on women took place in Market Harborough in November.

They happened in a 90-minute span on Saturday, November 22, from about 3.30pm to 5pm.

The first incident happened in Millennium Walk at 3.30pm when a 24-year-old female victim was walking along the footpath. A man approached her and touched her inappropriately.

In the second incident, a 32-year-old woman was touched inappropriately in Springfield Street at about 4pm, as she was waiting to cross the road at traffic lights.

In the third incident, the suspect touched a 30-year-old woman inappropriately at about 4.20pm in Northampton Road.

And in the fourth and final attack, a 21-year-old woman was touched inappropriately between 4.30pm and 5pm in Walcot Road.

The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, was 5ft5ins and 5ft6ins tall with a beard or stubble and of skinny build.

He was wearing a dark, hooded top and distinctive-patterned tight leggings or jeans.

Det Con 1625 Conroy Crowe, who is the investigating officer, said: “Enquiries have been ongoing since the incidents were reported to us and local officers carried out high-visibility patrols to reassure the local community and also identify any further witnesses.

“Further to our work with the victims and witnesses, we have produced this computer-generated image and would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man and could help us to identify him.”

Police initially came in for criticism for the lateness in issuing a public witness appeal - 11 days after the worrying attacks were carried out.

It has taken about six weeks for the police to release the CGI appeal.

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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