CCTV appeal after women assaulted in Basildon

Detectives investigating four incidents in Basildon being treating as linked where women have been approached by a man are releasing a new image of someone they want to speak to.

Police are investigating two incidents which took place on February 5 and two which were reported on Monday February 15.

On February 5:
* A woman reported being followed by a man in the Broadhurst Place at around 2pm;
* At around 5.40pm in the Wickhay area, a woman reported a man had approached her from behind and grabbed her.

On February 15:
* A woman in her 20s was assaulted by a man in Pamplins at around 2.30pm;
* Shortly before 3pm, another woman reported being approached from behind by a man in Nether Priors and sexually assaulted.

The description of the man involved in each incident is the same.

Detectives issued an image of a man they want to speak to following the first two incidents.

They are now issuing a new image of a man they want to speak to following the two incidents yesterday and they believe it is the same person.

Extra patrols are taking place following the two incidents yesterday and anyone who recognises this man is being asked urgently to come forward.

If you have any information please call 101 quoting incident 619 or 660 of 15 February or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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