A sex attacker with a ‘distinctively large nose’ who preyed on a 14-year-old girl as she walked home in Northamptonshire on Thursday is being sought by police.
Officers investigating the sexual assault in the Goldings area are set to release an e-fit image of the man they are seeking in connection with the attack later today.
The victim was walking along an alleyway between Lings Way and East Butterfield Court in Goldings at about 9.15pm on Thursday night, May 28, when she was attacked.
Speaking today, the officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin, described it as a ‘traumatic’ attack.
“Any sexual offence can only be traumatic,” he said. “The victim is going to need a lot of support to get through this.”
DCI Kinchin issued a description of the man they are seeking.
He said: “He is approximately five feet two inches tall, with a closely shaven head, which is almost bald.
“He is described as having a large nose - a distinctively large nose in fact - with red cheeks and possibly even red blood shot eyes.
“He is described as having a foreign accent, potentially an Eastern European accent.”
DCI Kinchin said patrols have been upped in the Lings and Goldings area over the weekend with officers conducting a number of door-to-door inquiries.
But he has told residents in the area to remain vigilant for the man.
“It is an unusual case, its certainly unusual in Northampton.
“We would say to the public, definitely be aware of your surroundings as you go out and about.
The alleyway between Lings Way and East Butterfield Court effectively joins two estates and was described by DCI Kinchin as a ‘densely wooded area’.
Members of the public are being advised not to approach the man,if they see him, but to call the police force non-emergency number 101.
Anyone with any information or suspected sightings of the man in question can also call the 101 number, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.