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Hunt for serial flasher and sex attacker after offences in Gillingham and Rainham

By Ed McConnell

Detectives hunting a serial sex attacker on the prowl in two Kent towns have released more details about his crimes.

Yesterday officers investigating 20 incidents of flashing and groping in Gillingham and Rainham released an e-fit of the 5ft 5in suspect.

He's struck at 12 locations since September, targetting numerous women.

A computer generated image of a serial flasher operating in Rainham and Gillingham
A computer generated image of a serial flasher operating in Rainham and Gillingham

Now a list of the dates, times and locations of the offences has been released by police as they try to trace him.

The force today revealed it had made one arrest but the man was released without charge.

All of the incidents have taken place in the area surrounding Rainham railway station and the Barnsole Road and Canterbury Street area of Gillingham.

The offender has struck 20 times in 12 locations (10376756)
The offender has struck 20 times in 12 locations (10376756)

The offences have typically occurred between 7pm and 3am with the latest happening on April 26.

Most witnesses have described the offender as being in his 20s or 30s and of Eastern European or Asian appearance.

He is short, of medium build and is often wearing a camouflaged or dark coloured hoodie with tracksuit bottoms.

Some incidents took place near Rainham Railway Station
Some incidents took place near Rainham Railway Station

Investigating officer Detective Constable Nicola Lincoln said: "There are recurring themes across these reports and we believe they are linked to this one offender.

"We have already carried out numerous enquiries, including analysing CCTV and taking forensic samples, and are now in a position to issue a computer-generated image that has been created with the assistance of a victim.

"I would encourage anyone who recognises the man to contact us on 01634 792209 quoting 46/79817/19.

"There are recurring themes across these reports and we believe they are linked to this one offender."

"Alternatively contact Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

"I would also ask members of the public to remain vigilant and to call us on 999 if they believe a crime is in progress."

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