Cambridgeshire

Cambridge sex attacker linked to two more assaults

Detectives investigating a series of sex attacks in Cambridge have identified two further offences they believe have been committed by the same man.

A woman in her 20s was walking home in the Mill Pond area, Mill Lane, at about 2300 GMT on 7 March when a man rode up behind her and grabbed her.

Police are linking a similar incident on 30 August in Grange Road, Newnham.

They believe the attacker is also responsible for six other offences.

The first happened at 0115 GMT on 11 November, when a 21-year-old woman was grabbed in Adams Road.

A 29-year-old woman was then assaulted in Silver Street at about midnight on 17 November.

The following day, at about the same time, a 21-year-old woman was assaulted in Sidgwick Avenue.

A 19-year-old woman was grabbed in the same street at 0200 GMT on 2 December.

A 32-year-old woman was assaulted in Grantchester Meadows at 0300 GMT on Christmas Day.

A further offence was committed in Shelly Row at 1230 GMT on 7 February, when a 27-year-old woman was grabbed.

Image caption The suspected offender is described as white with short dark hair

Each time the attacker ran off when the victim began struggling or screaming.

He is likely to wear a grey hooded top with a number 3 on the back.

They have re-released an e-fit picture of the suspect.

Det Sgt Phil Priestley of Cambridgeshire Police said: "This series of offences is a cause for concern.

"This man is still offending and it is vital we trace him as soon as possible.

"We have received a very good response so far from the public, but we are sure that someone who knows this man is and will be able to recognise the e-fit image.

"I would urge that person to do the right thing and contact police.

"No piece of information is too trivial and may help us to bring this offender to justice.

"We are continuing to increase patrols in the areas were offences have been committed and would urge women to take the usual sensible precautions of not walking at night and early in the morning alone."

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