made in serial rapist case
Detectives hunting for a serial rapist who has attacked 10
women and girls in the South East including one incident on
Putney Heath have arrested a man.
The 48-year-old from Ashford in Kent was arrested at 11.30
yesterday evening near junction five of the M20 motorway driving
coastwards. Police confirmed the man arrested was married
and would be questioned later today.
Pugash of the Kent Police said the man would be questioned
in detail later today. He confirmed that the arrest was part
of Operation Orb which he said was probably the largest police
operation in the last 25 years.
spokesman for Thames Valley Police said
Proceedings are live. He has to be interviewed,
he has rights and we have to respect that."
image of the man believed to have carried out at least
ten attacks in the South-East of England including a rape
on Putney Heath this September
are also searching his house but there was no confirmation
as to whether an items linking him to the attack were found.
The attacker became known as the trophy rapist because of
his habit of taking an item from his victims. In an horrific
twist to the Putney attack the man took the victim's mobile
phone and called her mother boasting of what he had done.
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