Cambridge police use posters to raise safety awareness

June 12, 2011 by  

Cambridge Police have distributed posters depicting an e-fit of a man they are looking for in conjunction with nine attacks on young women in the city and are working to raise safety awareness.

The posters are being displayed around Cambridge and are running alongside CCTV footage on YouTube in the hope that this will jog the memory of any potential witnesses. Nine attacks and assaults have been carried out so far, eight of them on female students from Cambridge University.

Cambridge University are now working in conjunction with the police to raise awareness of the dangers of walking home alone at night. As well as using YouTube and poster printing, Cambridge University are also offering counselling to their students as well as letting those who are particularly at risk into Porter’s Lodge at King’s College.

The man that the police are looking for is a white male around six feet tall. He is thought to be in his 20s and is of average build. Police are appealing to anyone with any information connected with the attacks to contact them by calling 0345 456 4564. Detective Sergeant Phil Priestly said:

“We are keen to trace the man pictured in these CCTV images as we believe he may have vital information which could assist our investigation.”

The police have urged anyone recognising the man in the posters or on the CCTV footage to get in touch as early as possible. In the meantime, Cambridge residents are encouraged to be extra-vigilant when walking anywhere in the city whilst alone and to either walk in groups or take a taxi where possible.