Man threatened with a weapon and sexually assaulted in Northampton park

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was sexually assaulted in Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 1:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 2:18 pm
The incident took place near the Welford Road entrance to Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground, police today confirmed. Image: Google Maps.

The incident happened about 50 metres away from the entrance close to the junction of Welford Road and Kingsway on Wednesday, August 29, between 9.30pm and 10.30pm, when a man was walking through the park.

He was approached by another man who pulled out a weapon, threatened him and then forced him to perform a sexual act, Northamptonshire Police today said.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "The offender is described as a white man, aged 30-40, of big build, wearing a beanie hat and a dark-coloured fleece.

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"He spoke with a Polish/Russian accent."

Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to call police on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.