Police warn public to stay vigilant following sexual assault

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The public are being warned to stay vigilant following a sexual assault in Worksop town centre over the weekend.

A woman was sexually assaulted in the secluded Priory Centre car park in Bridge Place between 1am and 2am on Sunday, September 10.

The suspect was described as wearing a mask and a two-toned coloured jacket. Police also say he had a foreign accent, and that it is possible he may have been watching the victim for some time before the attack.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have been subjected to a similar attack but has now yet come forward.

Detective inspector Clare Dean, of public protection at Nottinghamshire Police, said: "We are providing support to the victim and we have made extensive enquiries, including scouring CCTV footage.

"We are very keen to hear from anyone who recognises the description of the man, or may have seen anything suspicious in or around that area at that time. We would urge them to come forward, no matter how small a detail it may seem to be.

"While the investigation continues, we would also urge people in the area to be vigilant, be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity."

Police have warned the public not to approach the described man if you think you recognise him, but instead call 101. If you are in danger call 999 immediately.

She added: "Detectives and police officers will be in the area late this coming Saturday evening/early Sunday morning conducting enquiries and asking questions. Please feel free to approach those officers and talk to them about any of your concerns."

Anyone with information is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 90 of 10 September 2017.