Police arrest over Rotherham sex attacks

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape, following two serious sexual assaults in Rotherham.

The 26-year-old local man was picked up in the Moorgate area, where two women had reported being attacked at the weekend.

The first incident was at around 11.30pm on Friday when a 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Moorgate Road.

Police were then made aware of a second incident around 1am on Saturday, following a reported break-in at a nearby property.

Two women at this address were brutally assaulted. The younger of the two was subjected to a serious sexual assault.

The man was arrested this morning (Monday) on suspicion of rape and remains in custody.

Officers will continue to make enquiries and high visibility controls will continue in the area.