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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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BREAKING British and French scrambled to North Sea

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British and French jets have scrambled to the North Sea amid reports that Russian planes have entered the UK airspace.

The RAF Typhoon fighter jet is supporting Airbus Voyager plane deployed from Newcastle after 3pm today.

The French have also supported in the deployment supporting with a fighter jet.

In total four jets were seen over the North Sea on mapping.

The RAF has declined to comment on the situation describing it as an ongoing military operation.

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Fancy being locked in a haunted police cell?

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Forget Halloween Fancy a spooky night of fun, locked in a haunted cell for 24 hours to raise money for charity. Then we have an event that is right up your street.

Following on from the success of the PC Edward Walker Tour, Jules Berry a DDO with the Met Police is back with her spooky haunted cell idea to raise money for COPS UK and WMP History Museum, That is exactly what you can do this Feb.

Met Police Detention Officer Jules Berry is arranging the whole event in partnership with the WMP History Museum and is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The event will take place on the 8th and 9th of February 2019, but be quick as places are limited.

Unfortunately, Police Hour will no longer be live streaming this event to our 2.5 Million Followers, But we hope our readers can still attend and support this event.

Need we say any more, Simply watch this video then sign up

Hats off to Kerry Blakeman for his fantastic advertorial.

The event is being held to support the restoration of the West Midlands Police Museum and COPS UK.

About COPS

COPS is the UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in relation to their duty, to rebuild their lives.

Since being founded in 2003, they have helped hundreds of families shattered by the loss of their police officer.

They aim to ensure that surviving family members have all the help they need

to cope with such a tragedy and they remain part of the police family.

What COPS do?

COPS is a peer support charity, enabling Survivors from around the UK to support other Survivors in practical ways. They arrange local and national events that enable Survivors to build friendships and bonds that support them through the good times and bad.

Families are rightly proud of their officer and COPS to help ensure that they remain part of the police family.

What about the WMP History?

The West Midlands Police Museum at Coventry was opened in 1959 and celebrates the history of Coventry City Police which existed between 1839 & 1969, before becoming part of Warwickshire and Coventry Constabulary and in 1974, West Midlands Police.

The site at Sparkhill has been operating since 1995 when it moved there from the force’s training facility at Tally Ho! where it been operating as a CID training facility since the mid 1970s. Several of the exhibits had originated from the old Forensic Science Service laboratory when it moved from Newton Street to Gooch Street.

The Sparkhill museum contains items of policing memorabilia and old records from the West Midlands Police predecessor forces of Birmingham City Police, Walsall Borough Police, Dudley Borough Police, Wolverhampton Borough Police and West Midlands Constabulary. Some records are also held of Staffordshire County Police and Worcestershire officers as parts of those forces now fall within the West Midlands Police area.

You can also drop an email [email protected] to sign up, you must raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship.

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What on earth is happening in Salisbury? Two people fall seriously ill

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Emergency Services have launched a major incident after two people have fallen ill in Salisbury.

Officers have placed a cordon around Prezzo Restaurant after a man and woman were taken ill.

Police have declared a major incident. Police do not believe this is linked to Novichok.

Police received a call from the ambulance service to Prezzo restaurant, in High Street, at approximately 6.45pm. Two people, a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 30s, had become unwell.

Due to recent events in the city and concerns that the pair had been exposed to an unknown substance, a highly precautionary approach was taken by all emergency services.

Both were taken to Salisbury District Hospital and were clinically assessed. We can now confirm that there is nothing to suggest that Novichok is the substance. Both people remain in hospital under observation.

The major incident status has now been stood down.

At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed and enquiries remain ongoing.

Salisbury District Hospital remains open as usual.

A cordon will remain in place around Prezzo at this time as part of ongoing routine enquiries. All other areas that were cordoned off will now be reopened.

We’d like to thank the public for their patience as a result of the impact of this incident.

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