Worried residents are holding a meeting tonight to discuss ways to keep their families safe after a stabbing and a sex attack took place near their homes less than a week apart.
Police patrols have already been stepped up around Pen Green Lane in Corby, the scene of the attacks, and mobile CCTV cameras are being used in the area.
The meeting at 6pm at the children’s play park in Pen Green Lane, was called by residents left shocked and concerned by the crimes.
On Monday, between 6am and 6.30am, a woman was sexually assaulted near the lakes off Pen Green Lane.
Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen a dark-coloured Vauxhall Zafira in the area about that time.
On Tuesday, May 20, a woman who was walking her dog in the area was stabbed in the stomach by a man during an attempted robbery.
Police are not linking the attacks.
Ann Bell, of Stephenson Way, who lives opposite the park and has three children under the age of 16, said: “We are all very worried. Since the attacks I haven’t allowed my children to go to the park.
“I’ve lived here 21 years and have always felt safe, until now. I won’t be going out after dark on my own now.”
Cllr Mark Pengelly, who lives in Stephenson Way, said: “These were serious attacks.
“We need to look at what else can be done, such as better lighting, to help people feel safe.”