Police hunt fiend who sexually assaulted woman in her own home in Chorley at knifepoint

Police hunt fiend who sexually assaulted woman in her own home in Chorley at knifepoint

January 26, 2021

POLICE are hunting a fiend who sexually assaulted a woman in her own home at knifepoint.

The attacker forced his way into the house in Chorley, Lancs, after the victim opened the door.

He then carried a "serious" sexual assault while brandishing a knife.

Police are now hunting the suspect and have made no arrests. They say the assault is being treated as an isolated incident.

They say he was described as tall and wearing a black snood over the bottom half of his face.

He was also wearing a dark coloured beanie hat with a white tick on the front.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the horror attack between 3am and 4am yesterday and are asking locals to check dash cam footage and CCTV.

Det Insp Pete Reil, of South CID, said: “This is a shocking incident which I am aware will cause a great deal of concern in the community.

"Although our investigation is at a very early stage, I would like to reassure the public that we have dedicated officers working on this case and a number of enquiries have already been made.

"I would like to stress that this is being treated as an isolated incident and reassurance patrols have already been stepped up in the area. Those patrols will continue."

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 0401 of January 25, 2021.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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