Can you name this man?
Detectives have issued CCTV video footage in a renewed appeal
for information about a sexual assault in Chelmsford.
The video clip shows a man believed to be responsible for
assaulting an 18-year-old woman as she walked home near The Meadows
shopping precinct after a night out with friends.
The incident happened at about 4.30am on Thursday, September 15,
2011 when the woman was on a pavement between the Wilkinson’s store
and the river.
The woman, who is from Chelmsford, screamed for help then
struggled with the man until he ran away.
Investigating officer, Dc Chris Leslie, said: “The woman was
unharmed but badly shaken. She gave us a good description of the
man and we have been able to trace his movements on the city
centre’s CCTV system.
“Shortly after the assault happened we issued still images taken
from the CCTV, but now we hope that moving footage will help us
find the man.
“The footage shows a man in a queue of people waiting to go into
Chicago’s night spot. He was on his own and remained on his own
while in Chicago’s.
“It was Fresher’s Night in the city centre and a large number of
students were attending various events. We have checked with the
college and university but have not been able to identify this
“He is thought to be Asian, aged in his 20s and about 5ft 6in
tall. At the time his hair was shaved at the back and sides and
long on top. He might have had a slight moustache. He was wearing a
blue check shirt, beige chinos and black trainers with white soles
“If anyone knows this man or might have any information about
his whereabouts, please call us immediately.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Leslie at Chelmsford
CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.