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Police have released two photos in relation to a serious sex assault on a 31-year-old woman and asked for the public's help in identifying the suspect.

The photos, which show the suspect on a motorcycle, were taken by a CCTV camera at the junction of Par-la-Ville Road and Front Street at 6.30am on Sunday.

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said: “We believe someone in the community may recognise the person on this bike, whether they saw them that same morning, or because they know them personally.”

The 31-year-old woman was attacked on Fairylands Road in Pembroke near its junction with Pitts Bay Road.

The suspect, who was described as a brown-skinned man between 5ft 7in and 5ft 8in tall, held the woman at knifepoint and forced himself on to her.

It was understood that a male jogger disturbed the attack and the suspect fled the area on a motorcycle.

Mr Pedro said that the cycle was believed to be a Yamaha GT 125 and Ferrari red in colour.

He added: “The suspect is believed to have left this area soon after these images were captured and brutally sexually assaulted the victim at knifepoint on Fairylands Road.”

Detectives continue to investigate forensic evidence from the scene.

Information and CCTV footage has also been provided by residents and businesses in the Pembroke area.

Mr Pedro said: “We implore anyone who has any information or idea of the identity of this person to make contact with us without delay.”

He added: “We are confident the public will help us solve this case and urge people to come forward in confidence to the Vulnerable Persons Unit.”

Anyone with information should contact Acting Detective Inspector Sharnita Tankard, with the Vulnerable Persons Unit, at 247-1739 or 717-0709.

People can also call the main police number at 295-0011 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477.

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Published September 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Updated September 26, 2020 at 2:01 pm)

Police release footage of suspected sex offender

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