Appeal for potential witnesses of serious sexual assault to come forward
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Detectives investigating the serious sexual assault of a woman in Corby have released CCTV images of two people they believe may be witnesses.
The incident happened at about 12.20am on Sunday, March 27, when a woman was approached by a man as she walked from the direction of the Tesco Extra Store in St Luke’s Road, and over the footbridge towards Long Croft Road.
This man then subjected her to a serious sexual assault.
The woman was later found by members of the public just before 1am and it was then that the police were alerted.
Now detectives are reappealing for the public’s help to identify two people who were in the area at the time and could have witnessed something significant to the investigation.
Lead Investigator - Detective Inspector Simon Barnes, said: “We have released these CCTV images to try and trace two people - a person seen walking in the area and a person cycling from Long Croft Road towards Tesco.
“We believe these people may have seen the woman either before or after the incident and I would encourage them to come forward, even if they feel they saw nothing of significance.
“We continue to treat this incident with the utmost seriousness and a dedicated team of detectives are assigned to the case. The woman also still has specially trained officers supporting her.
“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area between 11pm on Saturday and 1am on Sunday to please contact us. Even if you believe you do not have information which could assist us, we would be very grateful if you could make contact to confirm this.
"Any little detail may assist the investigation team and we would rather be given well-meaning information that comes to nothing, than not be given it at all.”
The two witnesses, anyone with information, or anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage of the area at the time, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.