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Teen arrested as police investigate 17-day string of bottom slapping sexual assaults

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an investigation into reports of a string of incidents that saw lone women have their bottoms grabbed or slapped.Police in Cheltenham have been investigating the series of incidents, which took place in Hatherley between Tuesday, July 21 and Thursday, August 6.In each of the reports a man approached a lone female, either on foot or on a bike, and grabbed or slapped their bottoms.On Sunday, Gloucestershire Constabulary said extra patrols had been put in place in the area, including a plain clothes operation, and on Friday (August 7) a teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.The investigation has echoes of a similar case in 2018, when Constantin Barbutu pleaded guilty to a series of late-night assaults on lone women in the Brighton area that involved him riding up behind women who were walking, running or cycling alone before smacking or groping them.Officers investigating the incidents in Cheltenham are still urging anyone with information to contact them, and also asked people with any footage not to share it on social media platforms.The force said a man arrested in connection with the first few reported incidents will face no further police action.Anyone with information about the incidents, or anyone with video footage, should contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 300 of 21 July.The incidents took place at the following times and places:Tuesday 21 July at 1.10pm in Old Reddings RoadTuesday 21 July at 1.30pm in Hatherley RoadThursday 23 July at 2.15pm in Gwernant RoadTuesday 28 July at 7.40pm in Hatherley RoadFriday 31 July at 6pm in Hatherley RoadMonday 3 August at 5pm in Caernarvon Road (between Flint and Denbigh Road)Monday 3 August at 5.10pm in Warden Hill RoadTuesday 4 August at 5.35pm in Up Hatherley WayTuesday 4 August at 6.30pm in Hatherley RoadThursday 6 August at 5.40pm in Up Hatherley WayThursday 6 August at 6pm in Coombe Glen Lane- This article first appeared on Yahoo


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