BASILDON BREAKING ESSEX WANTED

Detectives investigating four incidents in #Basildon are treating as linked where women have been approached by a man

 
If you recognise the man Police urgently need you to contact them
 
Officers are investigating two incidents that took place on 5 February and two which were reported yesterday (Monday 15 February).
On 5 February:
* A woman reported being followed by a man in the Broadhurst Place at around 2pm;
* At around 5.40pm in the Wickhay area, a woman reported a man had approached her from behind and grabbed her.
On 15 February:
* A woman in her 20s was assaulted by a man in Pamplins at around 2.30pm;
* Shortly before 3pm, another woman reported being approached from behind by a man in Nether Priors and sexually assaulted.
The description of the man involved in each incident is the same and we are treating the incidents as linked.
Detectives issued an image of a man they want to speak to on 6 February (pictured left) following the first two incidents.
They are now issuing a new image (pictured right) of a man they want to speak to following the two incidents yesterday and they believe it is the same person.
Extra patrols are taking place following the two incidents yesterday and we need urgently anyone who recognises this man to come forward.
If you have any information please call us on 101 quoting incident 619 or 660 of 15 February or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.