Images released of Colne sex assault intruder suspect

CCTV Image copyright Lancashire Police
Image caption The offender was wearing distinctive trainers

Police investigating the sexual assault of a woman in her own home have released CCTV images of a suspect.

The woman was confronted in her bedroom in Colne, Lancashire, by a man who had got into the house through a window, police said.

He grabbed the victim by the face and tried to remove her clothes before committing a serious sexual assault in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Det Ch Insp Gary Brooks said it was a "predatory and sinister attack".

The offender is described as possibly Asian, in his late twenties, between 5ft 2ins (1.6m) to 5ft 5ins (1.7m) tall with a moustache and facial stubble.

He was wearing a baseball cap, a dark jacket and white Nike trainers with red laces.

Lancashire Police are linking the incident to two others in Nelson and Barrowford in July and August.

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