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A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with two reports of rape that happened in the Middlesbrough area.
Police had previously linked the two separate incidents which happened in August and October earlier this year.
The sex attacks happened in the Tollesby Road area of Middlesbrough.
Young women on Teesside are being urged to be careful on nights out this Christmas, as police investigate two sex attacks.
The two reports of rape were carried out earlier this year and police say they are linked.
They are urging women to take care at night as they search for the attacker.
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Young women have been urged to be careful during nights out in Middlesbrough, following two reports of rape in the town.
Detectives investigating the sex attacks have confirmed they are linking the two incidents.
A 19-year-old woman was picked up by a taxi driver in the Tollesby Road area in the early hours of Wednesday 8th August.
She was in a distressed state, and told police she had been raped at a nearby address.
Police received a second report of rape from a 20-year-old woman at around 2.20am on Wednesday 17th October, also in the area of Tollesby Road.
The woman had been on a night out with friends at The Keys Night Spot on Linthorpe Road shortly before the attack.
Chief Inspector Dave Lamplough says:
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Women on Teeside are being urged to 'stay safe' as police investigate two sex attacks in Middlesbrough