"In both attacks the boys did not offer any resistance," said Detective Superintendent Peter Worobec. "My fear is that if he strikes again and if resistance is offered, there is a possibility that he may get violent." In both cases the attacker was described as being of Mediterranean or mixed-race appearance. He had black hair, was in his 20s, of average build and height, clean-shaven, had an East Anglian accent and wore a blue denim jacket and jeans.
A sex attacker who indecently assaulted two boys could strike again, a senior detective warned. Police said scientific evidence proved the same man was responsible for the attempted rape of an 11-year-old boy in Newmarket, Suffolk, in September and the rape of a 14-year-old near Braintree, Essex, in March.