Cambridgeshire

Facebook bid to find Cambridge sex attacker

E-fit of suspected Cambridge sex attacker
Image caption The advert also features an e-fit of the suspect and details of the £5,000 reward

A social media appeal has been made by police in Cambridge searching for a serial sex attacker.

A Facebook advert is being sent to users of the website who live or study in the city and are in the younger age bracket.

The advert also features an e-fit of the suspect and details of the £5,000 reward to catch the man responsible.

The attacker has carried out eight offences in the city between August 2010 and March this year.

Anyone clicking on the Facebook advert will be taken to a page which has been set up on the force website where they can read about the investigation and also submit information to the team.

Focus on students

Det Sgt Phil Priestley said: "Someone must know who this man is and we are exploring every way of reaching people who may hold vital information.

"In particular we are focusing on students and young people as we believe the offender is aged under 30."

The offender is described as white, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 10in to 6ft with dark hair.

The most recent incident happened on 7 March in the Mill Pond area.

Police appealed for anyone with information to contact officers.

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