South West Wales

South Wales Police search for Swansea sex attacker

Police have launched an investigation in Swansea after a woman was seriously sexually assaulted and another was approached nearby 24 hours later.

The sexual assault took place between 01:00 and 05:00 BST on Sunday in the Neath Road area.

The second incident happened at around 04:20 BST on Monday when a man made off on foot after approaching a woman in the Harrington Street area.

South Wales Police are linking the two incidents.

They say suspect of Sunday's incident is described as being a man of Asian appearance, aged in his 20s, with short black hair and around 5ft 6in tall. He was wearing dark-coloured clothing.

The man involved in Monday's incident is described as slim, dark-skinned, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 6-7in tall with short dark spiked hair, clean-shaven and wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt and jeans.

Det Chief Insp Jane MacKay urged people in the community to come forward with any information they have regarding the two incidents.

"The incident in Harrington Street was reported to us locally, and we are now urging the young woman involved to contact police so we can establish exactly what happened," she added.

"We know that this woman left the area in a taxi so also ask that this taxi driver contacts police.

"A full investigation is underway and the public should be vigilant and follow personal safety advice such as keeping to well lit areas and planning their journeys home."

South Wales Police said anyone with information should contact Swansea CID on 01792 456999, or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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