Man arrested over Manchester city centre rapes

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A teenager has been arrested in connection with the rape of two women in Manchester city centre.

A 33-year-old woman was beaten up and raped in Fairfield Street, near Piccadilly station, on Wednesday night.

And a 20-year-old woman was raped in nearby Wyre Street in the early hours of Monday, 11 October.

Greater Manchester Police arrested the 19-year-old man in Dale Street on Sunday night but said their investigation was "far from over".

Supt Julian Snowball said: "I would still urge anyone with information about either attack (or) the person responsible... to contact us.

"It is also important women still follow safety steps to keep themselves as safe as possible."

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