Police are investigating after two women were assaulted in separate incidents in Basildon which are being treating as linked.
A woman in her 20s was assaulted by a man in Pamplins today at around 2.30pm and then, shortly before 3pm, another woman reported being approached from behind by a man in Nether Priors and sexually assaulted.
In both incidents the man is described as black, and wearing a light grey or white coat, and dark tracksuit trousers.
Police are treating the incidents as linked are investigating whether they may also be linked with two other incidents in Basildon earlier this month.
A woman reported being followed by a man in Broadhurst Place at around 2pm on February 5 then, at around 5.40pm in the Wickhay area, a woman reported a man had approached her from behind and grabbed her.
In both incidents the description of the man matches that given of the man involved in the incidents today.
If you have any information about the incidents please call 101 quoting incident 619 or 660 of 15 February or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.