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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 July 2006, 14:53 GMT 15:53 UK
Park sex attacks 'may be linked'
Detectives have said they are keeping an open mind about whether two sexual assaults in a city park are linked.

In the first, on the morning of 18 July, a woman got off a bus in Barrack Road, Newcastle, and was followed by a man who had also got off the vehicle.

As she entered Leazes Park, the man assaulted her.

In the second, on the afternoon of 20 July, a 17-year-old girl was befriended by a man who then sexually assaulted her in the park.

In the first incident, the attacker was described as black, with short black hair, aged 24-26, about 5ft 7ins tall, wearing a long-sleeved shirt with white around the neck, and black trousers.

In the second, the attacker was Asian, about 25, with short black spiky hair, 5ft 8ins tall, slim to muscular, unshaven and wearing a red vest with writing across the front, three-quarter length white trousers and black flip flops.

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