Detectives release image of suspect in Corby sexual assault

Artist's impression of a man police are trying to trace in connection with a serious sexual assault in Oakley Road, on Monday, March 31
Artist's impression of a man police are trying to trace in connection with a serious sexual assault in Oakley Road, on Monday, March 31
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An artist’s impression of a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Corby has been released by detectives in a bid to catch the offender.

The assault happened in Oakley Road at about 11.30pm on Monday, March 31, at about 11.30pm when the victim, a 27-year-old woman, was pushing her bicycle along the footpath on Oakley Road, near the Lidl supermarket, away from the town centre, when she was approached by a man.

The man spoke to her and made sexual advances, which were rebuffed, but he then dragged the victim into the bushes beside an alleyway near Shannon Court and the Lyvedon Way roundabout and assaulted her.

The offender was disturbed by a member of the public who chased him away.

He is described as white, with a slim build and aged in his early 20s. He was clean shaven, with small round eyes and short brown hair.

He was wearing a light grey hooded top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Det Insp Ali Reynolds said: “We know there were several people in the town that night and we hope the artist’s impression will jog someone’s memory.

“We’re keen to speak to anyone who was in or near Oakley Road around the time of the assault, particularly anyone who may have seen someone running away from the area or know anyone who fits the description who was out in Corby on Monday, March 31.

“We would also urge people to be vigilant when out and about at night and to avoid walking alone.”

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

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.