Police hunt Bicester sex assault cyclist

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POLICE are hunting a young man who is thought to have carried out at least three sexual assaults in Bicester.

Over the past month, a youth on a bicycle approached three women from behind and assaulted them before riding off.

Thames Valley Police says it will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the Town Walk East area, around the tunnel under the railway line, where the three assaults have taken place.

PC Richard Blewitt said: “Although the assaults are relatively low-level at the moment, they are still distressing for the victims and it is important we catch the person responsible before the behaviour escalates.”

The white youth is around 17 years old, of average build, and has short light brown or blond hair. He was wearing a uniform of a black short-sleeved shirt with a yellow or light orange stripe, black trousers and black shoes.

The first assault took place at around midday on Thursday, September 22, the second at 11.30am on Friday, September 30, and the latest took place at 10.30am last Sunday, October 9.

Police are also linking an incident in Bure Park at 4pm on September 5, when a woman was assaulted in a similar way by a youth on a bike.

Anyone with information should contact PC Blewitt on 08458 505505, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.