Police will be patrolling the Alban Way trying to track down a male cyclist who has been grabbing women’s bottoms.
The cyclist has been causing concern in the community and police are desperately trying to find him.
A total of nine incidents have been reported to police with the latest incident happening at 7.20pm on Tuesday, September 10 on the Alban Way, between the River Ver bridge and Cottonmill Lane. A man, wearing a grey hooded top and dark trousers, grabbed a woman’s bottom. He cycled off towards Cottonmill.
At 8.30am on Saturday, September 7 on Alban Way in the Cottonmill area. The man is described as black with dark hair and he was wearing a dark grey woolly hat, navy coat and dark trousers. He was cycling on a dark coloured bike.
A further seven incidents were reported during August.
St Albans detective inspector Alex(andra) Warwick said: “Although this type of sexual assault is unusual, we have had a few reports but suspect there may be more incidents that have not been reported. Please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to find out who this man is. If you have been subject to a similar incident or think you may have seen him, please get in touch with us.”
Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact police online at www.herts.police.uk/Report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat, which can be launched here: herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting 41/81199/19.
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org