Sexual assaults in Street and Shepton Mallet linked

We received this appeal from Avon & Somerset Police this afternoon, about two incidents which they now believe may be linked. The events which have been covered here previously, took place two weeks ago in Shepton Mallet and three months ago in Street.

In the hope that you can remember what you might have seen, here are the details:

The most recent incident was in Dark Lane, Shepton Mallet, at just after 7.30pm on Friday 31st August, in which a young woman was sexually assaulted while out jogging. The victim managed to fight off her attacker.

The earlier incident was in Somerton Road, Street, at about 8.20pm on Tuesday 5th June. A woman was walking towards Somerton when she was grabbed by a man and sexually assaulted.

Do you recognise the man in the CCTV image?

CCTV image

If you know who he is, or have any further information which could help the police in their investigation, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5218195639.

2 comments

  • Link for image not working?

    • Sorry but there is no link in the article? The image is as supplied by Avon & somerset Police, it doesn’t link anywhere. if you have information for the Police please do use the contact details provided.

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