[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2006, 08:57 GMT 09:57 UK
TV appeal over city sex attacks
Two serious sex attacks on young women are being featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

Police believe that the attacks, which took place in Shrewsbury and Chester, a year apart, were carried out by the same man.

A woman was indecently assaulted as she walked home in Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, in July 2004. Just over a year later, a student was attacked in Chester.

The crimes will be featured on Wednesday's programme.

'Extremely dangerous'

Det Con Russ Teece of West Mercia Police said: "The case is very much still ongoing.

"This man is clearly extremely dangerous and we are anxious to trace him."

In the Shrewsbury incident the woman was grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground before her attacker ran off. She was distressed but not seriously hurt.

In Chester, a man broke into student accommodation in Cheyney Road and attacked a 22-year-old student. He forced her into a bedroom and attempted to rape her but ran off after she struggled and screamed.




RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific