Renewed appeal over Church Langley indecent assaults as three more attacks reported

Crime / Sun 28th Jul 2013 at 09:15am

POLICE are renewing their appeal for information following a series of indecent assaults against young women in Harlow.

Two sexual assaults on Kiln Lane in the Church Langley area of the town were originally reported to police, with the first happening at 12:30pm on Monday, July 15 and the second a few hours later at 8:30pm. On both occasions, the women, aged 18 and 23 respectively, had a young man run up behind them and touch their breasts.

Since then, police have linked a similar assault on nearby Kingsdon Lane on Wednesday, July 10 at 9:30pm whereby a young man ran up behind a 20-year-old and touched her bottom.

On Wednesday, July 17, a fourth woman, a second 20-year-old, reported to police that a boy had run up to her while she had been walking along Fullers Mead, also in the Church Langley area, at 7pm on Sunday, July 14 and touch her breasts.

A 16-year-old local boy, who was arrested on Kiln Lane on Wednesday, July 17, on suspicion of committing sexual assault, is currently on police bail until Wednesday, August 7 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information in connection with this series of indecent assaults is urged to contact investigating officers at Harlow police station on 101.

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