Officers from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team have arrested a second man in connection with three unprovoked assaults on lone women in Portsmouth. A 17-year-old youth from Hilsea has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
he 30-year-old man from Waterlooville, who was arrested on Friday remains in police custody.
The first assault took place on Southampton Road, the second along the shoreline of Ports Creek in Hilsea, and the third in an alleyway between Colwell Road and Northern Road in Cosham.
Women and the wider community are advised to continue to be vigilant.
Increased police patrols remain in place over in the area to continue to provide reassurance to the community.
A man has been arrested after three unprovoked attacks on women in Portsmouth. The first assault took place at 10.40pm on June 20 when a 20-year-old woman was attacked whilst walking along Southampton Road. She received a chest injury, which was serious but not life-threatening.
In the second attack, a 45-year-old woman was stabbed in the chest by a man along the shoreline of Ports Creek in Hilsea. The third attack happened after 1pm yesterday in an alleyway between Colwell Road and Northern Road in Cosham. The woman was treated in hospital for her injuries.
A 30-year-old man from Waterlooville has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. Increased police patrols will continue over the weekend to provide reassurance to the community.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire Major Investigation Team (HMIT) at Fratton Fratton Police Station on 101 quoting Op Bedham, or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.