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Kent Police release CCTV of man being hunted after 'sex assault' on young woman in Maidstone High Street

By Kent Messenger reporter

Police investigating a sex assault in Maidstone have released a picture of man they are hunting.

A 24-year-old woman has told officers she was attacked in the High Street by a man she had met earlier in the evening.

Details have only today been released by detectives, who have been scouring CCTV after the alleged attack late on Wednesday, January 15.

Police want to speak to this flat cap-wearing man over a sex attack in Maidstone

They have released a CCTV picture of a flat cap-wearing man they think might be able to help with their inquiries.

DC Madeline Brackley, from Kent Police, said: "We have examined lots of CCTV footage and have carried out a number of enquiries, including forensic tests.

"Having followed up these lines of enquiry we are now appealing for the public's help to identify the man pictured, as he might be able to provide information to help us further our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to phone DC Brackley on 01622 604282, quoting crime reference YY/1040/14, or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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