POLICE are tracking down a man thought to be linked to a sex attack on a pensioner that happened just minutes after a teenager was almost shoved into a car in a botched kidnapping.
A male suspect is wanted over the sex attack on an 83-year-old woman on her driveway and the attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl.
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The two incidents happened just three miles and 15 minute apart on Friday afternoon and were linked by detectives, who said the suspect had posed as council worker.
Today police said the man struck first in Slough, Berkshire.
A car driver stopped to ask the lone schoolgirl for directions and get her to input details into his sav nav.
He then tried to bundle her into his silver car, believed to be a ford Mondeo.
She screamed and used the car to lever herself away from the man’s clutches and managed to get away on foot.
A Thames Valley Police spokesman added: “The offender pushed her into the road and then drove off towards Farnham Road.”
“The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.”
Just 15 minutes later a man approached the pensioner in nearby Stoke Poges and tried to get inside her house by saying he was from the council.
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When she asked to see his identification he told the elderly woman he would get it from his car, only to return to her home and sexually assault her.
He then left the pensioner and drove off.
A spokesman added: “The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.”
Thames Valley Police said the man caught on CCTV may have vital information about the two incidents.
Detective Chief Inspector Christina Berenger, said: “We believe that these two incidents could be linked, and that the man in this image could have vital information about both of them.”
Extra police officers were being deployed to Spoke Poges to reassure residents and members of the public were encouraged to tell them any information about the attack or who the man in the CCTV was.
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