Images released of Colne sex assault intruder suspect
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.