Detectives searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman as she walked along busy Princes Avenue, in west Hull, have today released CCTV pictures of a car they are trying to trace.
The attack happened at around 10pm on Monday, February 10.
Shortly before the attack, the woman got off a bus at the junction of Beverley Road and Queens Road.
She told detectives she walked along Queens Road on to Princes Avenue. As she crossed the junction with Park Avenue, a man approached her from behind and touched her over her clothing.
The woman was not injured. She shouted at the man who ran off in the direction of Queens Road. He is believed to have got into a dark-coloured vehicle.
Detective Constable Caroline Lamb said: “The victim has done the right thing in reporting this incident to us.
“It’s a rare occurrence during which she has fortunately not sustained any physical injuries, but unsurprisingly she has found the incident very distressing.
“Despite being shocked by the incident she was able to give a good description of the man, who she thinks may have followed her for a short time before assaulting her.”
The victim described the man as being of Asian appearance, aged between 30 and 35, and of medium build. She estimated his height at less than 6ft. He wore dark clothes. He had a round face and a shaved head.
DC Lamb said: “Our enquiries so far have identified a man matching that description getting into a vehicle in the vicinity of the incident at around the time it took place.
“The vehicle we are interested in identifying has been captured on CCTV. We are releasing the images in the hope that someone may recognise the vehicle or the description of the offender and may be able to help us progress our investigation.
“The incident occurred in an area busy with cars and people and we would urge anyone who may have seen anything or feels they can assist us with our enquiries to call us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, referring to crime reference 2026054. Alternatively, calls can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.