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Officers investigating a number of sexual assaults are handing out leaflets in the city

Posted on 6th November 2018

Following reports of 18 sexual assaults by a man on a bike in and around the city centre, officers investigating are issuing leaflets with images of a man they would like to speak to.

The offences have taken place over a number of weeks and police are appealing to the public for their help in providing information that may help to identify the offender.

The reports have all been very similar in that a man riding on a bike has rode past women and teenagers grabbing them as he passes.

DS Ryan Hockley said: “We believe that the incidents are all connected and we would like to identify the man in the images as we believe he may have information vital to our enquiries.

“Officers will be handing out leaflets and leaving then in business premises. There will also be some available in different languages.

“Our mobile police station will be at Matalan, Bradshaw Way on Wednesday, November 7 between 10am and 12 noon and outside the Quad on the Market Place between 2pm and 4pm. Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood team will be available to speak to the public.

Anyone that recognises the man is asked to contact DS Ryan Hockley on 101 quoting reference number 18000363317.

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