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Man arrested over four sex attacks in Derby

Footpath where one of the attacks happened in Spondon Image copyright Google
Image caption One of the attacks took place on a secluded path in the Spondon area

A man has been arrested over a series of sex attacks that were committed in Derby over the past three years.

Three women were seriously assaulted in Spondon - the first in September 2014 - and another raped in Darley Abbey.

The 23-year-old man, from Chaddesden, was arrested as a result of information from the public following an appeal on Monday, police have said.

Officers said they were grateful for the response which produced more than 180 new pieces of information.

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The attacks

  • On 27 September 2014, a teenaged girl was sexually assaulted on a footpath between West Park Road and Acorn Way, Spondon, Derby, at about 20:50 BST
  • On 7 September 2015, a woman was raped near the nature reserve at Darley Park, Derby, at about 17:40 BST. The attack was later featured on Crimewatch
  • On 22 December 2015, at about 18:40 GMT a woman was sexually assaulted on the same footpath in Spondon
  • On 16 February 2017, a woman was sexually assaulted in Stoney Lane, Spondon at 11:00 GMT

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