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Drivers warned “don’t stop for hitchhikers” as police hunt assault suspect

Police are warning drivers not to stop for for anyone as they search for an assault suspect in a Welsh town.

Officers have set up road checks in Lampeter, Ceredigion, in a bid to find the man behind a serious assault.

Dyfed-Powys Police warned that the suspect could be attempting to hitch hike and urged the public to avoid approaching him.

Road checks have been set up along the A485 out of the town and south of Llangeitho, the BBC reports.

The suspect is believe to be wearing a khaki coat and dark green trousers.

Dyfed-Powys Police said: “If anyone sees him they are asked not to approach him but to report the sighting to police by calling 999.”

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Officers have not released details about the serious assault or the condition of the victim, however there is a large police presence in Lampeter.

A statement from Dyfed-Powys Police said: “There’s a large police presence in the Forest Road area as we search for a suspect in connection to a serious assault.

“The man could attempt to hitch hike, and members of the public are being warned not to stop for anyone on the side of the road at this time.

“Road checks are also being carried out on the A485, south of Llangeitho, in connection to the search.

“The man is thought to be wearing a khaki coat, and dark green trousers. If anyone sees the man, they are asked not to approach him but to report it to police by calling 999.”

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