Hove man apprehended over cycle bottom-slapping attacks – BBC News

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Image caption A man was find following two women in the Old Steine area of Brighton on Friday

A man has been arrested on distrust of perpetrating a string of sexual assaults while riding a bicycle.

The 20 -year-old man from Hove was initially arrested over two sexual assaults on Friday, and then held over a further 22 similar assaults between 29 December and 30 January,

Women had reported being grabbed or touched from behind, or having sexual gestures made towards them.

The man has been released on bail until 3 March, Sussex Police said.

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A man was insured cycling behind a woman near the Old Steine fountain in Brighton at 06:45 GMT on Friday before smacking her bottom, a police spokesman said.

He then followed another woman in Old Steine Garden on his motorcycle five minutes later and was insured to smack her bottom before cycling away.

Sussex Police have asked both girls to come forward.

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