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CCTV released following attempted sexual assault in Colne

Do you recognise this man? Photo: Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak following an attempted sexual assault in Colne.

A 17-year-old boy was walking along Albert Road at around 8.15pm on January 8th, when he was approached by another man.

Do you know this man? Police would like to speak to him following an attempted sexual assault in Colne. Credit: Police

The man engaged the boy in conversation, making suggestive remarks, before pulling him into a side street and attempting to pull the boy’s trousers down. Fortunately, the boy managed to free himself before running off.

Police are now appealing for anybody who recognises a man captured on CCTV to come forward.

Do you know this man? Police would like to speak to him following an attempted sexual assault in Colne. Credit: Police

“This was a very unpleasant experience for the 17 year old and we need to find the person responsible.

“If you think you know the man in the CCTV images then please contact police, I am also keen to hear from anybody who may have been in the area at the time and may have seen anybody acting suspiciously.”

– PC Samantha Holland

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.