Man arrested following three attacks on women in Portsmouth

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POLICE have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with attacks on three women in the north of the city.

Officers from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team, who have been investigating three unprovoked assaults on lone women, arrested a man yesterday evening.

Forensics officers at the scene of the attack in Cosham yesterday Picture: Malcolm Wells

Forensics officers at the scene of the attack in Cosham yesterday Picture: Malcolm Wells

A 30-year-old from Waterlooville was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Hampshire Constabulary was called to a report of an assault on a woman who was walking in an alleyway between Colwell Road and Northern Road in Cosham.

The woman was treated in hospital for her injuries.

Increased police patrols will continue over the weekend to provide reassurance to the community.

Police will be continuing with their enquiries overnight and continue to appeal for witnesses to any of the incidents to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire Major Investigation Team at Fratton police station on 101 quoting Op Bedham, or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

 

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