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Bridgwater knifepoint break-in CCTV images released

Bridgwater break-in, CCTV Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Police are trying to trace the man captured on CCTV in Bridgwater

Police investigating a knifepoint attack on a mother and her child have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to.

On 21 January, a masked man broke in to a house in Sydenham, in Bridgwater, Somerset and carried out a sexual assault in an "horrific burglary".

Two CCTV clips have been released, each showing a man in similar clothing.

Avon and Somerset Police said they were not sure it was the same person, so needed to possibly speak to both men.

'Potential sightings'

Det Ch Insp Andy Williams said: "We've identified two pieces of CCTV footage, taken from cameras in Bridgwater, on Tuesday 20 January - the day before the incident.

"Although the men in the footage look similar and are wearing similar clothing, we can't conclusively say they are the same person, so we could be looking to speak to two men."

A £5,000 reward has also been offered by Crimestoppers for information on the case.

Det Ch Insp Williams added: "We've received a number of calls since our renewed appeal with some people giving us potential names and some reporting possible sightings.

"Officers working on this inquiry are reviewing this new information and we'll ensure any potential leads are followed up"

The force has not confirmed which of the victims was sexually assaulted.

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Police said they could not be sure the images showed the same man in different spots in Bridgwater

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