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Photo released in sex attacker search
9:11am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
THIS is the man who detectives want to find following a sex attack on a woman walking home alone.
Police say the man, who was captured on CCTV, displayed “predatory behaviour” that caused them great concern.
Now they are urging him or anyone who recognises him to come forward as they continue to investigate the attack on the 21-year-old which happened last month.
Detective Constable Katharine Gillingham said: “The CCTV image shows a man who we believe was following the woman before she was attacked.
“His actions cause us great concern as he appears to be behaving in a predatory manner.
“We need to find and speak to this individual concerning this incident.”
Identify The victim was known to have been followed in the area of Toys R Us and a nearby footbridge that crosses the railway tracks.
The man police need to identify is white and in his late teens or early twenties.
He is about 5ft 11in and of an athletic build.
His upper body and arms are muscular and his waist is narrow.
He has short brown hair, spiked at the top, and was clean-shaven.
The victim has described him as tanned with a long oval face, a prominent nose and angular chin.
He speaks with a southern Irish accent.
Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact Shirley CID on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.
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