Hunt for attacker underway in Northampton after dog walker was sexually assaulted on main road

A woman was sexually assaulted in Victoria Promenade last Wednesday.
A woman was sexually assaulted in Victoria Promenade last Wednesday.

A woman was grabbed and sexually assaulted by a man in Northampton while she walked her dog past a supermarket in the middle of the day.

The incident happened on Wednesday, April 13, between 3.45pm and 4pm in Victoria Promenade.

The woman was walking past Morrisons, towards Beckets Park, when she realised she was being followed by a man who was talking to her in a foreign language.

He then grabbed at her and touched her inappropriately.

The victim shouted at him and pushed him away and he then ran off along Auctioneer’s Way, in the direction of Cotton End.

Northamptonshire Police has described the offender as Asian, in his late forties to early fifties, clean shaven, 5ft 2 inches tall - with a skinny build and black, short-cropped hair.

He was wearing a dark-grey knitted jumper with a vertical pattern down it, faded black trousers and grey trainers.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers.