Northampton

Wellingborough sex attacks: Women urged not to walk alone

Women and girls have been urged not to walk alone at night following a series of sex assaults in the Northamptonshire town of Wellingborough.

Five assaults have taken place in the town since January with the attacker exposing himself before indecently assaulting the victims.

The suspect is a white man in his late teens to early 20s who covers his face during the attacks.

Det Insp Ali Reynolds urged anyone with information to contact officers.

Personal safety alarm

Det Insp Reynolds said: "Please contact us immediately if you know who the offender is or if anyone you know has been spending significant periods of time walking the streets.

"If you see someone acting suspiciously who may be the attacker then please call us straight away.

"If you have also been the victim of such a crime but not yet reported it to us then please make contact with us.

"We need your help to find this man and prevent him from attacking other women."

The Northamptonshire force is also urging women and girls to carry a personal safety alarm.

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