Was second violent attack in Corby carried out by Ribblesdale sex attacker?

Police are investigating whether the same suspect is responsible for two assaults in Corby that happened just a street apart

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 9:29 am
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 9:30 am
The second attack happened in Forest Gate Road, Corby.

Police officers have issued an appeal for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Forest Gate Road, Corby on Tuesday (January 28) at about 9.30pm, a short distance from where a woman was attacked earlier this month.

In this latest atttack, 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.

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Forest Gate Road is adjacent to Ribblesdale Avenue, where the first attack took place on January 19

Detective Inspector Dave Harley, said: “We are keeping an open mind as to the motive behind this assault and whether this incident is connected to a sexual assault in Ribblesdale Avenue on Sunday, January 19.

"I would ask that people remain vigilant and contact us if they see anything or anyone suspicious in the area.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101.