Mystery stalker hunted after women followed on Northampton estate

Detectives appeal for witnesses after incidents on successive Saturdays in Kings Heath

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:42 am

Police are investigating incidents where two terrified women were followed through a Northampton estate after dark.

The pair first spotted a person apparently watching their movements after leaving a premises in Park Square, Kings Heath, at 9pm on Saturday, March 20.

The same thing happened after leaving the same premises at 9pm the following Saturday.

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Two women have reported being followed twice after leaving premises in Park Square, Kings Heath, late on Saturday night

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "When the women stopped at the corner of Wharf Green and Severn Drive, the person also stopped and appeared to be looking at a mobile phone.

"The father of one of the women had come to meet them, and when he arrived the person following the pair walked past him and was then found hiding behind a van in Swale Drive.

"When questioned about what they were doing they said ‘me looking’ before running off."

Police admit they are unsure if the suspect is male or female but they are around 5ft 5in and of slim to medium build.

On the first occasion they wore a red jacket and dark clothing, including hat, hood and boots, with a scarf or mask over their face. On the second occasion their clothing was again dark, with a red jacket seen underneath a black jacket. They are believed to have an Eastern European accent.

Anyone who was in the Kings Heath area at either time may have seen someone acting suspiciously and can call 101 with any information using incident number 21000175414.

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