A 19-YEAR-OLD man from Colne has been arrested on suspicion of trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence after a woman woke up to find a man in her bedroom.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The victim was awoken at 6:15am on Saturday morning to find a semi-dressed man in her room in the Judge Fields area of Colne.

The man ran out of the house and across gardens onto Ruskin Avenue after she shouted out in terror.

The man is described as white, around 19 years of age, medium build, approximately 5’7” in height, mousey brown short hair with a broad forehead, wide eyes and wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and dark coloured shoes/trainers with a white sole.


Det Sgt Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said: “I believe the young man has been on a night out in Colne and then visited the McDonalds in Colne at approximately 5.10am and spoke to a group of three people sitting outside. I am keen for this group of people to make contact.

“This has been a terrifying incident for the victim, who had children in the house at the time. Fortunately this type of incident is rare and at this stage,

"I do not know why the young man was in the victim’s house. A team of detectives are working to establish both the identity of the young man responsible and his motive for entering the victim’s house.

"In the summer months it is tempting to leave doors and windows open but I would always advise people to keep their property secure, lock doors and shut ground floor windows.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log reference LC-20140712-0561.