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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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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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