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Police speak to second victim of sexual assault in Swansea

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: June 07, 2012

POLICE hunting for a man suspected of carrying out two sexual assaults in two days have traced the second victim.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, left the scene of the attack in a taxi, and it was a member of the public who alerted detectives to what had happened.

Now officers say they have found the victim, and that she is helping them with their enquiries.

Meanwhile officers are renewing their appeal for anyone with information about the incidents — which happened in the same part of Swansea — to come forward.

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Detective Chief Inspector Simon Davies said: "We have located a female who we believe was the victim of one of the assaults, and she is currently helping us with our inquiries.

"The police investigation into these incidents is on-going, and I would again urge anyone who may have information about what happened to contact police."

He added: "We are keeping an open mind, however there is a possibility that the incidents, being in such close proximity, could be linked."

Police launched an urgent manhunt after two sexual assaults in two nights in the same part of Swansea over the Jubilee weekend.

The first attack happened between 1am and 5am on Sunday when a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted near a former petrol station on Neath Road, Hafod, while the second happened in nearby Harrington Street at around 4.20am on Monday.

The woman involved in the second attack left the area in a taxi, and following an appeal for help in the Evening Post, both the cabbie and now the victim have been found.

Police have issued similar descriptions for the suspects in both the attacks.

The first description is of a man of Asian appearance, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 6in tall and with short black hair. He was wearing dark-coloured clothing.

The second description is of a dark-skinned man, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 6in to 5ft 7in tall, and of a slim build, with short dark spiked hair. He was clean- shaven, and was wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and jeans.

Detectives are urging anyone who can identify the suspects to come forward as a matter of urgency.

Call South Wales Police in Swansea on 01792 456999 or Crimestoppers Cymru anonymously on 0800 555111.

jason.evans@swwmedia.co.uk

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