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Three women attacked in under an hour in Birmingham

Police have released CCTV images of a suspect. Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say they are hunting for a man who attacked three women in the space of an hour in Birmingham.

The women were all assaulted around Soho Road on Sunday 1 September.

A 35-year-old woman was raped and robbed of her necklace after being walked by a man from Soho Road to Waverhill Park at around 10.15pm.

Minutes later, a 46-year-old was robbed of her handbag before CCTV shows the same man assaulting an unknown female in nearby Rookery Road.

West Midlands Police are investigating the attacks and have released CCTV images of a suspect.

He's described as:

Eastern European, in his late 20s to early 30s, with dark brown hair and a goatee beard. He was wearing a white t-shirt, ripped blue jeans and a black leather jacket with a diagonal zip.

– West Midlands Police

Victims have also described the offender as having a tattoo on his right bicep, a circle tattoo on his neck and another tattoo on his right hand, the police said.

We’re looking at three very nasty attacks on women in a short period of time. The first victim suffered multiple fractures to her arm as she tried fending off the attacker.

We need to trace this man immediately and I’d urge anyone who believes they recognise him, or may have seen him in the area, to get in touch.

We also need to trace the third victim or indeed anyone else who may have been attacked by the man but not reported the incident to police.

– Superintendent Ed Foster