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Elderly woman sexually assaulted in her own home

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the attack. Credit: Sandwell Police

Police have launched an appeal after an elderly woman was sexually assaulted in her own home.

The 74-year-old was home alone when a stranger rang her doorbell.

The man then forcibly kissed her when she opened the door and barged into her home before indecently exposing himself.

The incident happened just after 5pm on Monday 21 August pm Windmill Lane in Smethwick.

This is an abhorrent crime suffered by an elderly lady inside her own home.

Rest assured officers have been working round the clock, and are following numerous lines of enquiry.

We want to apprehend the individual responsible and have now released a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

– DC Gina Tonks, Sandwell Police

The above image of a man police would like to speak in connection with the assault has now been released and a reward of up to £1,000 has been offered by Crimestoppers.