Man arrested over nine sex attacks in park in five hours

Rebecca Speare-Cole
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Nine sex attacks happened in just five hours in Singleton Park, Swansea, police said. (South Wales Police/Google Maps)
Nine sex attacks happened in just five hours in Singleton Park, Swansea, police said. (South Wales Police/Google Maps)

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after nine sex attacks took place in a Swansea park in the space of just five hours.

South Wales Police said the assaults, which were believed to have been carried out by a cyclist, happened between 8am and 1pm on Friday in Singleton Park in Swansea.

Police on Friday arrested a 24-year-old man who was soon released with no further action, according to several media outlets.

But the force tweeted on Sunday morning that a 27-year-old man had been arrested and remained in police custody.

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Police had previously released a photo of a hooded man wearing all-black on a bicycle while carrying a yellow Sainsbury’s bag.

Detectives reportedly said that they wanted to talk to this man in relation to the attacks.

Det Insp Peter Collins told the BBC at the time: “We appreciate these incidents are concerning to local residents who are regularly using the park during lockdown.

“We are taking this very seriously and our investigation is ongoing. We also have extra patrols in and around the park."

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After the arrest announcement on Sunday, Collins added: “We are thankful for the support we have received from the local community so far and I would appeal if anyone has any information that they have not yet shared with us please do so now.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 or email publicservicecentre@south-wales.pnn.police.uk and quote occurrence 2100050725.

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