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Detectives are linking two sexual assaults on women in Brighton in the space of four days.
They are appealing for witnesses to the attacks in the Kemp Town area of Brighton to come forward and have released CCTV footage of a man they want to talk to.
The first victim, a 26-year-old woman, was attacked in Park Street on Wednesday 22 June. The second assault happened four days later in nearby Upper Rock Gardens.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Sloan from Sussex Police Major Crime Branch said: "We are investigating two sexual assaults on women that happened in the Kemp Town area of Brighton, within four days of each other.
"Officers are viewing CCTV from both crime scenes and surrounding areas. I am particularly keen for a young man and woman to come forward who we believe saw the suspect with his second victim outside the 'Convenience Corner' shop on St James Street around 3am on Sunday 26 June."
"Once again, I would like to remind women to be vigilant. Please be aware of your surroundings; avoid using headphones to listen to music, do not walk about late at night on your own, make sure your family and friends know your whereabouts and make sure your mobile phone is fully charged and has credit. Do not hesitate to call 999 if you think you are being followed."
Extra patrols will be operating in the Kemp Town area this evening and through into Sunday morning.
The suspect in both attacks is described as white, 5'6'' to 5'8", of stocky build and although he is believed to be living locally he speaks with a foreign accent. On the night of the June 22 attack he was wearing a white trilby style hat, black leather jacket, blue jeans and white trainers. On Sunday's attack he was wearing blue jeans, black jacket and white trainers but no hat and has short dark hair.
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