Serial rapist fears grow after assaults

A suspected serial rapist may have struck again in the spa town of Bath, after a 23-year-old woman was dragged into an alley and indecently assaulted. The attack follows a major police investigation into a series of sex assaults in Bath and the nearby city of Bristol since 1991.

So far they have identified connections between six known incidents - three rapes and two attempted attacks in Bath and one rape in Bristol. It is understood that six further possible cases have been found, although police have not disclosed details.

A team of 60 detectives is also examining the suspected abduction of a 26-year-old woman from a Bath nightclub last year and the murders of two women who visited clubs in Bristol and Plymouth. Jason Bennetto