CCTV appeal for attempted sex assault in Colne

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DETECTIVES have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak following an attempted sexual assault in Colne.

Around 8.15pm on Tuesday 8 January, a 17 year old boy was walking along Albert Road when he was approached by another man.

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.

PC Samantha Holland said: “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.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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