Reappeal for witnesses to alleged sexual assault near KFC in Northamptonshire

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Police are re-appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault near to a KFC restaurant in Northamptonshire.

The alleged assault happened at about 3.30am in a service road that runs between KFC and the Saffron Indian restaurant, in Wellingborough, in the early hours of Saturday, 4 April.

A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with the offence, but investigators would still like to talk to potential witnesses they believe were in the area around the time of the assault.

Detective Sergeant Linzi Reid said: “Although a man has been charged with this offence, as part of the ongoing investigation, we are trying to trace three men who are understood to have approached the victim shortly after the assault.

“At about the same time, another person, who may have been talking on their mobile phone, was also seen to pass through the service road.

“We believe these witnesses may have important information and I would urge them to contact us at the earliest opportunity on 101.

Steven Singleton, of Winstanley Road, Wellingborough, appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 13 charged with ABH and two counts of rape.

He was remanded in custody until April 29 when the case will next be heard at Northampton Crown Court.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire 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.