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Full DNA profile recovered and incidents linked after semen smeared on girl’s clothing

March 5, 2013, 12:26 pm

Detectives have recovered a full DNA sample after semen was put onto school children’s clothing.

The first incident took place on Kennedy Drive, Unsworth at about 4.30pm on Friday 11 January 2013, and the latest incident happened on Harris Drive in Unsworth at about 8.15am on Tuesday 5 February 2013.

On both occasions the victims – teenage girls – discovered a sticky white substance on their clothing.

The samples have been examined and detectives have recovered a full DNA profile, however there are no matches on the national database.

The victims have provided initial descriptions of the offender, which is a white man aged between 20 and 40 years old and between 5ft 9in and 5ft 10in tall.

He was also wearing a distinctive jacket, described as having a grey, red and green chequered pattern on the front and grey sleeves. Police have issued an artist’s impression drawing of a jacket similar to the one he was wearing.

Detectives have also released a CCTV image from 2009 of a man they want to speak to that was recovered during the initial investigation. He was wearing a black jacket with the number “74” in white on the arm.

Police believe the latest two incidents are linked to four other incidents between Friday 13 November 2009 and Monday 25 January 2010 in Unsworth, Whitefield, Bury town centre and Prestwich.

On each occasion a teenage girl was approached by a man and later discovered a sticky white substance on her skirt or tights.

Detective Chief Inspector Sara Wallwork said: “These are unusual crimes and quite frankly disgusting, due to the actions of the offender.

“This man has deliberately smeared semen onto schoolgirl’s clothing and we are determined to find the person responsible.

“Distinctive jackets have been worn by the offender on separate occasions.

“In 2009/2010 he had a black jacket with the number “74” in white on the left sleeve and more recently has a distinctive jacket with a green, red and grey chequered pattern on the front.

“I want to appeal to potential family members, girlfriends and friends to look closely at the images of the man and the jackets. I am confident someone will know or recognise him and/or his jackets.

“I encourage people to talk to us and provide us with names and I want to reassure them and everyone else that we now have a full DNA profile so can quickly eliminate people from our enquiry.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Bury CID on 0161 856 8152 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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