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Boy, 13, arrested over Poplar sex attacks on nine women

Blackwall Way, Poplar Image copyright Google
Image caption Police have increased patrols in the area

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a spate of sexual assaults in east London.

Nine women were subjected to unwanted sexual touching during a five-week period, the Metropolitan Police force said.

The attacks took place at night near Blackwall Way in Poplar between 6 September and 11 October.

The boy attended a police station on Thursday and has been bailed until late November while investigations continue.

Officers have urged anyone in the area walking alone to remain vigilant.

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