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Police hunt man filmed walking away after sex attack on teen in churchyard

POLICE are hunting a suspect who was caught on chilling CCTV calmly walking away from a church after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted.

The teenager was subjected to the horrific attack as she walked through the grounds of St Peter’s Church in Wolverhampton on October 17.

West Midlands Police have now released footage of a man wanted in connection with the sex attack over a month on from the incident.

It shows the suspect casually strolling away from the church in the aftermath of the attack before breaking into a jog as he reaches the main street.

Officers posted the footage on social media in a bid to track down the man and have urged anyone who recognises him to get in touch.

A force spokesperson said: ‘Do you know who this is?

‘We want to speak to him after a woman was sexually assaulted outside St Peter’s Church in Wolverhampton between 9.45pm and 10.15pm on Saturday, October 17.

‘The 19-year-old woman was inside the grounds of the church when she was approached by a man. He sexually assaulted her before running off.

‘If you know who the man in the image is or witnessed anything around this time, contact us quoting crime number 20WV/254386G/20, via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk, 8am to midnight, or call 101 anytime.

‘Alternatively to tell us what you know not who you are, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’