A MAN has been arrested and released under investigation following a spate of sexual assaults on women in the city by a cyclist.

The assaults, which took place between May and July this year, are thought to have been carried out by a man riding a bicycle.

Following these incidents, a 27-year-old Worcester man has been arrested and released pending further enquiries.

We reported in July how police were urging women not to walk home alone at night following the spate of assaults and to carry a mobile phone or a personal safety alarm.

On Saturday, July 22 a woman was inappropriately touched by a man on Hylton Road.

And police released CCTV images of a man riding a bicycle at about 9.45pm on Thursday, July 13 in Cripplegate Park as part of the investigation.

And a woman was jogging by Diglis Bridge on Tuesday, July 18, when she was inappropriately touched by a man she had seen sat on a bench with a bicycle beside him.

He touched her and then rode off.

A woman was also touched by a man on a bike in Bath Road on Sunday, July 2 between 1am and 1.45am.

Another woman was jogging by Diglis Weir on Thursday, July 7, when a cyclist passed her, doubled back and grabbed her bottom before cycling off very fast.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 806S.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Anyone affected by rape or sexual assault can contact the Glade, a sexual assault referral centre, which offers a free service, independent of the police on 0808 178 2058 or visit theglade.org.uk.