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Police Hunt serial attacker after seven women attacked

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Detectives are investigating the possibility of a serial sex attacker in Whitsable following seven women being attacked.

Police fear there could be more victims who have not yet come forward.

Detectives are today reviewing evidence to examine the possibility that all seven attacks which range from indecent exposure to sexual assault are linked.

Police began investigating the offender on January 27th when three attacks over a 45 minuet period were reported to police.

Police first received reports that a man indecently exposed himself to two teenage girls which was report to police between 6.25PM to 6.45PM, while they walked down Grimshill Road near the junction of Gosselin Street, he indecently exposed himself, two teenage girls.

The girls turn around and walked in the opposite direction, the man followed them and grabbed one of the girls by the neck from behind, he pushed her into a hedge and punched her in the head.

Later that night a woman contacted police to say that she was walking along Carb and Winkle Line in Whitsable at 6pm with her young daughter when she was approached by a man who touched her in an inappropriate way over her clothing.

A third woman contacted police to report that she was pushed off her bike in Stream Walk, Whitstable which caused bruising to her left arm and should between 6.30PM and 6.35PM.

Police received further reports on Saturday, 14 June, a 26 year old woman was walking along the Crab and Winkle Line when she noticed a man in front of her. A moment later he allegedly walked directly up to her and punched her in the face. The woman fell backwards into some bushes and the suspect continued to hit her. He then ran off through the graveyard.

Police reports on Tuesday 12 August police received three reports from women claiming they’d been assaulted by a man.

An 88 year old woman reported at 1.40PM she approached from behind when she was walking along the alleyway that joins Cromwell and Acton Roads. She claims to have been touched inappropriately and reported that the man also tried to take her handbag but didn’t manage it. He ran off in the same direction that he approached her from.

A Cyclist reported at 3.15pm that she was cycling down the Crab and Winkle Line, opposite the cemetery, when a man allegedly ran out and grabbed her inappropriately from behind. Half an hour later a woman was walking from Crab and Winkle Way towards a supermarket when a man approached her and grabbed her inappropriately.

Detective Inspector Max Davidson said: “My officers and I are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry and this is very much a live investigation. We are aware of several similarities and several differences in the nature of the offences and the descriptions given of the offender. However, at this stage we are not formally linking the attacks and are keeping an open mind.”

“There will be an increased police presence in Whitstable to help reassure local residents and to carry out enquiries and I would urge anyone who may have information about any of these offences or who may have been in the areas at the times they took place, to come forward.”

“No amount of information should be considered too small or insignificant.”

Police have described the suspected as White, stocky build, shaven head, between 40 and 50 years old during all seven attacks he has either worn a Dark or Grey coloured hooded top, during one of the attacks he was described as wearing camouflage style trousers.

He has a tribal or Celtic style tattoo around the base of the right hand thumb.

Police have taken the steps to issue safety advice to women within the community.

Chief Inspector Mark Arnold said: “I would like to remind members of the public that whilst incidents such as these are rare, it is still important to think about your personal safety when out and about.”

“We would ask people to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour, no matter how trivial it may seem at the time. We advise people, particularly women, to stick to the main routes and thoroughfares.”

· stick to well lit and busy areas, particularly at night. Avoid short cuts through isolated areas

· avoid travelling alone at night and plan your route – wear bright clothing so you can be seen

· let others know where you’re going and when you’ll be home

· if you use a wheelchair, keep your belongings beside you rather than at the back of your chair

· be alert to what’s going on around you. For example, when out walking or jogging, don’t listen to MP3 players through headphones

Anyone with information should contact Detective Inspector Max Davidson on 01843 222 069.

Alternatively, you can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Urgent Warning over exploding paw patrol soap after boy three in intensive care bath bomb exploded

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Three-year-old boy is currently in a critical condition after a canister of Paw Patrol bath foam exploded while he was having a bath

The product has not been recalled, however, we would urge all parents to think twice when thinking about using this product.

The little tot is currently being cared for at Belfast’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children last night.

The little boy has burns to the outside and inside of his body, it is believed he was in the bath with his Paw Patrol Foam soap and it suddenly exploded.

The boy who has not been named was rushed to hospital on blue lights in a critical condition.

A spokesman for the Belfast Trust said the little boy is “in the children’s intensive care unit and his condition is critical”.

Nickelodeon confirmed that they had heard about the incident and that they were investigating the matter.

Confirming “We are terribly sorry to hear about this dreadful incident and we are gathering more information about the licensed product involved.”

Paw Patrol is an animated TV programme that is broadcast on Nickelodeon and is popular with kids and features six rescue dogs.

But they did not say whether or not the product would be withdrawn from sale.

You can buy the bath foam at a range of high street shops.

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Urgent appeal takes 2 seconds to share to help find missing teen from York

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Please share this picture far and wide in hope that we can bring this 13-year-old back home . It only takes one person who shares this to spot her and be that’s difference

North Yorkshire Police is urgently appealing for information to help find a missing 13-year-old girl from York.

Elise Donoghue was last seen leaving her drama class at the York Theatre Royal on St Leonard’s Place just before 8pm on 19 October.

It’s thought Elise is without money or access to a mobile phone, and she is considered vulnerable due to her age.

Police enquiries have been ongoing to locate in York where it is known she has connections in the Fulford and Danesgate areas of the city.

There is also a possibility she headed to York Railway Station and boarded a train heading towards the north-west where she has friends in the Cheshire area. British Transport Police is assisting with enquiries.

Elise is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, blonde hair with a medium build. When she was seen she was wearing a grey hooded -top, black leggings, black Ugg boots and she carrying a shoulder bag.

Anyone who knows where Elise is or have seen a girl matching her description, please call North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12170187979.

If Elise you are reading this there is help and support available simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home Missing people are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe. Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

 

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Police Dog Blue finds missing vulnerable teenager hidden in woodland undergrowth

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Police Dog Blue and his handler from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit found a vulnerable teenager on Wednesday (October 18).

Officers were called to an address in Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire at around 10.45pm after concerns were raised about a teenager who had gone missing.

Due to concerns for her welfare, PD Blue and his handler were also called to assist with the search.

German Shepherd Blue was deployed and began searching the local area. Whilst going down a nearby lane, Blue led his handler into an area of woodland and undergrowth.

It was here that the pair found the missing teenager. They were then able to provide immediate care before other officers arrived to take her home.

Inspector Iain Clark, who is the head of the BCH Dog Unit, said: “The officers had numerous places to search and I am glad PD Blue and his handler were able to provide assistance, which saw the teenager safely found within a short period of time.

“I am proud of their work and this is another great example of how the BCH Dog Unit can support other officers around the three counties.”

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