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Man already jailed for rape admits attacking second woman

Mark Anthony Harrison has already been jailed for an attack in 1992
Mark Anthony Harrison has already been jailed for an attack in 1992 Credit: Warwickshire Police

A man from Nuneaton who was given a 20 year jail sentence earlier this year for raping a mother in 1992, has admitted attacking another woman ten years later.

Mark Anthony Harrison appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday charged with attempted rape, indecent assault and actual bodily harm.

They relate to an attack on a 26-year-old woman which he carried out as she walked along Manor Court Road in Nuneaton, on Saturday 24 August 2002.

The 43-year-old admitted all three charges and was returned to prison to await sentencing.

This is all about the courage and bravery shown by two women at the time of these horrific attacks and every day thereafter. I can not begin to understand what these strong women have had to deal with over the years.

– Detective Inspector Pete Hill, Warwickshire Police

Harrison was arrested in June 2013 for the attack in 1992 after a cold case investigation. Following that arrest, DNA was taken which also linked him to the most recent attack.

He appeared at Warwick Crown Court in December over the 1992 attack, where he denied rape and grievous bodily harm. But he was unanimously found guilty, and was handed a total of 20 years behind bars.

The jury were told a mother in her early 30s had gone out for the evening with friends on 7 February 1992, but headed home alone while others stayed out.

She went down Edward Street, where Harrison lived, and was attacked from behind.

As a result of the attack, her upper jaw was crushed and she also lost two teeth.

Woman 'seriously injured' in RTC in Nuneaton

A woman has been seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Nuneaton this afternoon.

The crash occurred on Ansley Road at around 4.50pm. Three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer, a BASICS Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Stafford attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

Crews arrived to find two cars that had been in a serious collision. Both vehicles had suffered substantial damage.

The woman, believed to be in her late 40s, suffered "multiple serious injuries" and was trapped in the vehicle for around 50 minutes. Her injuries are considered to be "life threatening."

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Government to announce driverless car trials by 2015

This car is controlled from a computer in its boot.
This car is controlled from a computer in its boot. Credit: Oxford University

The government will announce new measures today which will see driverless cars on the streets of Britain in 2015.

Business Secretary Vince Cable will be speaking later at the MIRA Technology Park in Nuneaton.

The first trials of the self-driving vehicles are due to start in January next year.

Fire at Wilkinson in Nuneaton town centre

Crews from Atherstone, Bedworth, Polesworth, Hinckley and Nuneaton as well crews from West Midlands Fire Service have been working to put a fire out in the Wilkinson homeware store in Nuneaton town centre.

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Street sealed off as woman found collapsed on ground

A street in Nuneaton is cordoned off by police today after a woman was found collapsed on the ground.

The 45-year-old was found in Eastboro Way shortly after 9.30pm.

The woman was found collapsed in Nuneaton overnight
The woman was found collapsed in Nuneaton overnight Credit: PA

Police have now launched an inquiry into what happened. Officers have urged anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to get in touch.

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