Manchester

Manchester sex attacks: Man arrested

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a number of sex attacks in Manchester.

The man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of three attempted rapes in the Northern Quarter of the city.

He is being held over an attack on Postal Street in November 2011, one on Fountain Street on Christmas Eve and one on Medlock Street on Saturday.

He was also arrested in connection with a sexual assault on Tib Street in August 2011.

The man remains in police custody for questioning.

Supt Vanessa Jardine said: "The recent sex attacks have understandably caused considerable concern in the community and as a force we have put a lot of resources into the investigation to identify the offender as well as increasing patrols in an effort to reassure the public and deter any further attacks.

"Officers working in and around the city have been briefed about these offences and we have widely circulated images taken from CCTV cameras and descriptions provided by the victims."

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