Sex pest is hunted for five attacks
Date published: 07 March 2013
POLICE have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with five sexual assaults in Oldham.
The first happened at 6.05pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, as a 15-year-old girl walked along Ashton Road towards Oldham. She was followed by a teenager before she was assaulted.
Just after 6pm on Friday, December 28, 2012, a 21-year-old woman was walking along Copster Hill Road when she was approached and asked for the time. She told him, started to walk away and was assaulted. He ran away towards Alvingham Avenue.
At 4pm on Sunday, December 30, 2012, a 17-year-old was jogging in the Lorne Street area when she was approached and asked the time. She carried on running before she was grabbed and touched. The offender ran towards the Windsor Road direction.
On Friday, January 4, a 16-year-old girl was walking home along Broadway Street when someone walked up to her and asked her for the time. When she told him she did not have it, he made a lewd comment and assaulted her before he ran off down Broadway Street.
The final assault happened on Sunday, January 20. A 17-year-old was waiting at a bus stop in Copster Hill Road at 3.30pm when she noticed someone walking towards her. He stepped behind her and assaulted her before laughing and running off.
The offender is described as being in his mid to late teens, Asian, of skinny build and had a large nose.
Det-Con Andrew Day, from Oldham CID, said: “I would ask members of the public to take a good look at the e-fit image. Do you know who this is or have you seen him in the area? If you have, we are keen to hear from you.
“Due to the similarities in each incident, we believe the same person is responsible for the assaults and I would urge members of the public to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings, particularly women who are walking on their own.”