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Manhunt continues for St Andrews sex attacker

Police have released this CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in connection with two sexual assaults.

Police have released this CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in connection with two sexual assaults.

Police are still hunting a sex attacker two weeks after two women were assaulted in St Andrews.

There has been a good response to a CCTV still image of the man released by police last week, which has led to several lines of enquiry but no one has been apprehended as yet.

However, police are urging the public to continue to come forward if they recognise the man or with any information that could help in the hunt for the attacker.

The first assault was in the early hours of April 9 when a 27-year-old woman suffered a serious attack in the Doubledykes Road area of the town.

Just 24 hours later, an 18-year-old student was indecently assaulted in the grounds of St Andrews University.

She had been walking between the university sports hall and the David Russell Apartments when a man walking behind her grabbed and indecently assaulted her.

While she was uninjured, the young woman was left extremely shaken.

The man is described as between 5’8” and 5’10” tall, wearing a dark puffa jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms, grey beanie hat and possibly gloves.

“We are very pleased with the response so far to the CCTV image and ask that public keep coming forward with information,” said a spokeswoman for Police Scotland.

Last week’s Citizen had just gone to press before the image was released but since being posted on the paper’s Facebook page it has had more than 6400 viewings.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.

 
 
 

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