CCTV image released over Preston sex attack inquiry

CCTV sex assault image
Image caption The man police want to question had visited the Manyanas and Browns bars

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman in Preston have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

The 24-year-old woman was forced to the ground and attacked near a multi-storey car park on Avenham Street on 15 August at about 04:30 BST.

The attacker ran off when the woman's shouting drew the attention of a passer-by.

Det Insp Dave McKenna said it was "a very serious incident".

"I would appeal to anybody who may have been in the area around the time of the assault and who may have seen anything to contact police," he said.

"I am also very keen to trace a man captured on CCTV.

"We know this man had spent some time in both Manyanas and Browns earlier in the evening, if you think you may have seen him then I would like to speak to you."

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