Cops hunt 'dangerous' man after Truro local sexually assaulted in home during burglary as residents told to lock doors

COPS in Cornwall are hunting a "dangerous" man in the wake of a sexual assault and burglary in the early hours of today.

Police released a CCTV image of a hooded male after the attack that happened in Truro between midnight and 4.10am.

Detective Inspector Ian Jolliff, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said the man in the image may be able to assist police with their enquiries.

He added: “We are investigating a burglary at a domestic premises and a serious sexual assault in Truro.

“Police are asking the local community to remain vigilant around home security.

“Residents can expect to see additional police resources in the area now and over the coming days.

“We would like in particular to speak to the man pictured in relation to our enquiries.

VICTIM SUPPORT

"We ask that people come forward if they have information that may identify him.

"Please do not approach the male – if you see him, dial 999.”

The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers and cops continue to carry out enquiries in the area.

Other information can be given to police by calling 101, or emailing [email protected] and quoting crime reference CR/060422/21.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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