Police make reappeal for information about serious sexual assault in Northampton park

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton
Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

Police investigating a serious sexual assault on a woman in a Northampton park last week are continuing to appeal for information.

The alleged assault is believed to have happened in Miller’s Meadow, St Andrew’s Road, in the Semilong area of the town, in the early hours of Thursday, August 20.

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

A number of officers were deployed to the park, part of which was cordoned off to enable police to carry out their investigations.

Detective Inspector Colin Irving from Northampton CID is leading the investigation. He said: “Police were called at about 5am on Thursday morning soon after the assault took place.

“We carried out a thorough search of the area where the offence is believed to have taken place and the investigation is ongoing.

“We believe this was an isolated incident.

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

“However, it was a very serious assault and I would urge anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Thursday, or who has any information that may help the investigation, to contact the police.”

Detectives are looking for a white man, about 6ft and slim, in connection with the assault.

Anyone who may have seen a man fitting this description in the area around the time of the incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton

Police search of the park in St Andrews Road, Northampton