Police issue security warning after home targeted in sex attack and burglary

Police would like to identify the man pictured on CCTV as they believe he may be able to assist with their enquiries (Image: Devon & Cornwall Police)

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Detectives hunting a man over a serious sexual assault and burglary in Cornwall have warned residents to ensure their homes are secure.

Investigators are appealing for help identifying the man captured in a CCTV image following the serious incident in Truro in the early hours of Sunday.

Detective wish to speak to the man in connection with a sexual assault at a property in a quiet residential road on the west side of Truro at 4.40am, reports Cornwall Live.

The man is pictured on CCTV wearing a blue zipped up hoodie and red shorts.

Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him and to call 999 immediately.

Police are urging anyone who encounters this man to call 999 immediately
(Image: Devon & Cornwall Police)

The officer in charge of the case said they detectives are also investigating a burglary.

Police are urging locals to remain vigilant and ensure their homes are secure.

Extra police officers are being sent into the area.

Devon and Cornwall Police have issued a picture of a man they want to trace over the incident which happened in the early hours of Sunday.

Detective Inspector Ian Jolliff said: “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. 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.

Information can be passed to police by calling 101, or emailing [email protected], quoting crime reference CR/060422/21.

People with concerns about the incident can also contact police using the above details.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or visiting its website here.

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