DETECTIVES believe this man could hold key information about sex attacks on two women.

They have issued this CCTV picture and a video of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the separate attacks within 40 minutes of each other.

The image shows a man in the grounds of Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital shortly after the separate assaults in nearby Hoveland Lane and Wellington Road.

A spokesman for the Avon and Somerset force said: “Since the assaults on Friday, July 18, we’ve been investigating and the CCTV shows someone who was in the area and might have information which can assist our investigation.”

The incidents occurred between 9pm and 9.40pm – in both instances a man approached a woman and engaged her in conversation before sexually assaulting her.

The culprit is described as black, in his 20s, and was wearing a white top and flip flops and carrying a man bag.

Investigating officer DC Simon Dawkins says the assaults, which he believes are linked, are unusual as the area is normally very safe.

The man in the picture or anyone who knows him should call DC Simon Dawkins of Taunton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

Check out the CCTV video on the related link on this story.