CCTV image released of man who tried to sexually assault woman in Northamptonshire service station

Police are trying to trace this man in relation to a sexual assault at Watford Gap Services.
Police are trying to trace this man in relation to a sexual assault at Watford Gap Services.

A man who made sexual comments towards a woman at a service station in Northamptonshire before trying to touch her is being sought by police.

At about 11.30am on Wednesday, October 28, a man approached a woman in the northbound services at Watford Gap on the M1.

A police spokeswoman said he then made a “sexual comment” towards her and attempted to touch her, but she managed to avoid him.

The man was white, about 5ft 6in, medium build, with black hair which was short at the back and sides and flat on the top.

He was wearing a black jacket, blue top, a neat jacket, dark trousers or jeans, and white trainers.

The man was described as being in his mid 20s to early 30s, with an olive skin complexion and may have been eastern European, the spokeswomam said.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.