Leicester

New leads in Leicester sexual assaults investigation

Efit and CCTV still of suspect
Image caption Police said the suspect passed through a number of busy areas between the attacks

Police investigating three linked indecent assaults in Leicester are following up new leads after a reappeal for information.

All three happened between 07:30 and 08:40 GMT in separate locations in the city on 8 January.

An appeal about an attack on a woman walking in The Rally, near to Tudor Road, brought forward two victims of similar incidents.

Last week, officers released CCTV of a man they wanted to speak to.

They also issued a new e-fit and an appeal for key witnesses to come forward.

Police said the fresh appeal had prompted "a great response from the public".

The first attack happened in Rutland Street when the 25-year-old victim was attacked.

The second took place at about 07:50 BST at St Nicholas Circle when a man exposed himself to the 74-year-old victim who was then indecently assaulted.

The offender ran away when he was disturbed by a passing cyclist.

The third assault saw a woman in her 50s pushed to the ground on a footpath in The Rally and then subjected to a sexual assault.

Det Sgt Nigel Baraclough said: "We have had a great response from the public so far and we are now looking into a number of inquiries. I would like to thank those people who have called and would like again to encourage others to come forward.

'Beady-looking eyes'

"The potential suspect was in plenty of places that morning so there is a number of times and places where members of the public could have spotted him.

"All we need is that one piece of information to lead us straight to the offender."

The victims described the offender as white, more than 6ft (1.83m) tall, of slim build, in his early to mid-20s with medium to dark brown short hair.

He spoke with a broken English accent and his eyes appeared "small and beady looking". He was wearing a dark hooded top, a white T-shirt, dark jeans and white underwear.

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