Police Warning Amid Serial Sex Attacker Fears

Police Warning Amid Serial Sex Attacker Fears

Police are investigating after three women were sexually assaulted in an area of Cardiff in five days.

The most recent attack saw South Wales Police called to a park in the centre of the city at 4.30am on Thursday.

A cordon is in place in Gorsedd Gardens & one man is assisting police with their enquiries.

The crime scene is just a few yards from where a similar attack took place on Sunday – & little over half a mile from another that took place on Tuesday morning.

Detectives said it was too early to link the attacks, which have all happened near Cardiff University's main campus & the Millennium Stadium, which is hosting Rugby World Cup matches. 

A 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted near Cardiff University's main building at 3am on Sunday & another was attacked in Cathays Terrace early on Tuesday.

Superintendent Andy Valentine said: "While there are similarities in terms of the locations, times & nature of the offence, it is too early to say whether the same man is responsible.

"We are working extremely complex to identify who is responsible & the victims are being supported by specially trained officers."

Additional high-visibility patrols are continuing in the area to offer reassurance as visitors travel to the city for the rugby & freshers start university.

Police advised people walking around late at night to do so in pairs or groups, & in well-lit areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: “Sky News”