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[22 JUN 00] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Third Woman Accosted On Atherstone Road 

Police are linking a series of sexual attacks on women in Atherstone after a 20-year-old was accosted last night.

She was walking to work on a nearby industrial estate at 9.30pm when she was approached on a footbridge at the A5 in Mancetter.

The assailant rode up to her on a motorbike and produced a knife with a five-inch blade.

He made comments of a sexual nature to her and threatened her.

The woman managed to escape when someone else approached the pair.

The attacker was aged between 19 and 21 and wore a black baseball cap and a yellow coat. He had a pitted face, a local accent, is skinny, white and about 5ft in.

The incident is being linked by police to two other attacks in the same area earlier this month by a man with the same description.

Anyone with information should call DC Whitlock at Atherstone police station on 01926 415000.
  
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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 22 Jun 00

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