Drunken man named ‘Chris’ assaults woman in Northamptonshire park


A woman walking with her daughter in a park in Corby was approached by a drunken man who harassed her before trying to put his arms around her.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place between 5.20pm and 5.30pm on Monday, August 17, in the park between Holbein Walk and Bonnington Walk in Corby.

The man approached the woman, who was with her daughter, and tried to talk to her, saying his name was ‘Chris’.

The woman asked him to leave several times, but he began walking alongside them as they were leaving the park, heading towards Blake Road.

He then put out his arms as if to hug the woman.

He touched her arm, causing her to stumble into the bushes.

He then headed onto Blake Road, while the woman ran home.

Before the incident happened, the man was seen to be shouting at another woman in the park and also talking to a younger male walking a small terrier dog.

The offender is described as white, aged about 30, 5ft 10in, with brown short hair, stubble and wore knee-length sweatpants and a grey short sleeved t-shirt.

Officers are keen to speak with any witnesses or the people who were seen to interact with the man.

Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.