Manhunt continues after sex assaults in Swansea
POLICE have launched an urgent manhunt after two sexual assaults in two nights in the same part of Swansea.
Detectives are linking the attacks, and are urging women to be vigilant and to keep to well-lit areas if out at night until the culprit is caught.
The first attack happened between 1am and 5am on Sunday on Neath Road, close to Dyfatty junction, while the second happened on nearby Harrington Street at around 4.20am on Monday.
In both incidents the women were approached in the street and assaulted.
Officers are appealing to anyone with information to contact police — and are also urging the victim of the second attack to come forward.
Detective chief inspector Jane MacKay said: "We want to reassure the public that a dedicated team of officers are making inquiries and we urge people in the community to come forward with any information they have regarding these two incidents.
"A full investigation is underway and the public should be vigilant and follow personal safety advice such as keeping to well-lit areas and planning their journeys home."
The victim of the Harrington Street assault — which was reported by a member of the public — left the area in a taxi following the incident, and the DCI urged the woman to come forward.
Officers are also appealing to the taxi driver who picked her up to contact them as they believe the cabbie may have vital clues.
Police have issued similar descriptions for the suspects in both the attacks, and officers say they are linking them.
The first description is of a man of "Asian" appearance, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 6in tall and with short black hair. He was wearing dark-coloured clothing.
The second description is of a dark-skinned man, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 6in to 5ft 7in tall, and of a slim build, with short dark spiked hair. He was clean-shaven, and was wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and jeans.
Can you help? Call Swansea CID on 01792 456999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.