WEST Mercia Police has arrested a third person in connection with alleged sex attacks on the paths near the river Wye in Hereford.

In a two-week period from July 31, two rapes, a sexual assault and an indecent exposure were all reported near the river in the city.

Police had already arrested two people, one person on suspicion of the rape reported to have happened in the early hours of July 31, and one person in connection with an alleged flashing on August 3.


Now, police have confirmed an arrest in relation to an alleged sexual assault that happened on the river path between Hinton Road and King George V playing fields in Hereford on August 12 at around 10pm.

A 48-year-old man from Hereford has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, police said.


“He has been bailed with conditions pending further enquiries," police told the Hereford Times on Friday as a vigil was held.

There have, so far, been no arrests in connection with the rape on August 7.

It comes as a women's equality group held a vigil pledging support to sexual assault victims on the riverside on Friday evening.