A MAN arrested in Hereford after a report of a fifth sex attack on Hereford's riverside paths has been released on bail.

West Mercia Police said the 35-year-old was arrested shortly after an attempted rape of a man was reported in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He is the fourth person to be arrested after five reports of riverside sex attacks along the city's riverside paths.


West Mercia Police said officers were patrolling the area and were approached by a male victim near Victoria Bridge in Hereford.

A cordon was then in place overnight and into Saturday.

Hereford Chief Inspector Ross Jones said: "Increased patrols by both uniformed and plainclothes officers will continue along the river path, particularly during the late evening and overnight.

“Our patrols were able to respond to this report immediately, leading to the arrest of a 35-year-old male."


So far, arrests have also been made in connection with an alleged rape of July 31, a flashing report on August 3 and August 12's reported sexual assault.

No arrests have been made after an alleged rape on August 7 and no one has yet been charged.

All suspects have been released on bail as investigations, led by a dedicated team, continue.