Previous attacks in Corby not linked to current investigation

Local people say they have heard about more incidents on the Lloyds estate

Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:45 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:46 pm

Police say they are not currently linking previous attacks on the Lloyds estate in Corby to their current investigations.

Yesterday (Thursday, January 30), officers confirmed that they were keeping an open mind into whether an assault on a women in Forest Gate Road on Tuesday was linked to a previous serious sexual assault in adjacent Ribblesdale Avenue on January 19.

Following publicity, several people came forward to tell the Northants Telegraph that they had heard of previous incidents in recent months in the same area, including one in Studfall Avenue, which they said sounded similar.

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The latest attack was in Forest Gate Road

Today officers confirmed they were still jointly investigating the two incidents in the past two weeks, but that they are not currently linking them to any previous assaults.

After this week's incident police carried out door-to-door enquiries in the area and local people said there was high police presence.

In the latest attack on Tuesday, a woman was assaulted by a man who grabbed her from behind and pushed her to the floor before she managed to get away.

The suspect is described as white, aged 35-40, about 5ft 8in and wearing a dark hoodie and dark trousers.

The two attacks were within metres of one another

The first incident at about 4am on January 19 occured in adjacent Ribblesdale Avenue and involved a serious sexual assault.

Witnesses, anyone with information, or anyone with dash cam footage of the area at the time of the offences should call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.