Man wanted after sexual assault in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 12:03 05 July 2017

Facial reconstruction of a man police would like to speak to after a sexual assault in St Albans. Picture: HERTFORDSHIRE POLICE

Facial reconstruction of a man police would like to speak to after a sexual assault in St Albans. Picture: HERTFORDSHIRE POLICE

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Police have released a facial reconstruction of a man they are looking for after a woman was sexually assaulted in St Albans.

An 18-year-old woman was assaulted while walking in Royal Road between 7pm and 7.15pm on Monday, June 26.

She was walking on the pavement when she was approached by the offender, who was riding a pedal bike. He began talking to her before sexually assaulting her and cycling off towards Hatfield Road.

Shortly afterwards, the same offender approached the victim again, in Brampton Road, where he spoke to her and sexually assaulted her again.

The victim, who was physically unharmed, ran to a nearby house to seek help.

Det Con James Kier, from the Local Crime Unit, said: “This was an understandably distressing incident for the victim and she is being supported by our officers while the investigation continues.

“I would ask that anyone who recognises the man pictured to please come forward and speak to us. I would also like to reassure the community that this is an isolated incident and we are doing all we can to trace the offender.”

If you recognise the man pictured, please contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference F1/17/3027 or report information online at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report/Crime.

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