Woman followed and sexually assaulted in Northampton town centre

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A woman was followed by a man in Northampton town centre and sexually assaulted, police have reported today.

The incident happened between 3am and 3.30am on Sunday September 18.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “A woman, walking down Bridge Street, noticed she was being followed and sat on a wall hoping that the person would walk past her.

“However, the man sat next to her, touched her leg, her neck and pulled her hair. The woman then made a call on her mobile phone and walked away.

“The offender is described as a 5ft 9in Asian man in his 30s, of medium build, with short black hair, clean shaven and wearing a black shirt,” the spokesman added.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111