Woman sexually assaulted in Northampton park

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A man sexually assaulted a 56-year-old woman who was walking through a Northampton park.

The 56-year-old victim was in the pocket park between Edgemont Road and Pyket Way in Weston Favell, when she was grabbed from behind by a man who touched her inappropriately, causing them both to fall to the ground. He then shouted something at her and ran away.

The incident happened at about 6.30am on Thursday, November 5. The offender is described as having a medium to large build and was wearing jeans and a dark hoody with the hood up and trainers with white-coloured soles.

There were several people in the park at the time, including dog walkers, who may have seen somebody acting suspiciously and we are appealing for them to contact police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.