UPDATE: WOMEN who have suffered sexual assaults by the man riding a bicycle in the city are being encouraged to come forward. 

After a number of reports, police say they are keen to speak to anyone who has not yet come forward and who may have a description of the man. 

Detective Inspector John Cashion of West Mercia Police, said: “We are now investigating a number of reports from across the city over the last month where women have had their bottom or legs touched by a man on a bicycle. 

"This has caused great distress to the victims.

“I want to make it extremely clear that the actions of this man amount to sexual assault and that police are taking each and every report extremely seriously. 

“We are keen to speak to any other potential victims who may have a description of the offender, and who have not yet come forward.

"I want to reassure them that we will follow all lines of enquiry to identify the person or persons responsible.

“Similarly, we would urge anyone with any other information to get in touch by contacting us online or calling 101.”

Original story:

TWO more woman have come forward to say that they have been sexually assaulted by a man riding a bike in Worcester.

We reported how police were hunting a cyclist who touched a woman inappropriately and tried to pull her towards him in Bath Road on Sun- day, July 2.

Now, two more woman have said they too were touched in- appropriately by a cyclist in different locations. Both women believe it could have been the same man.

The first woman was walking along Hallow Road, Worcester, at 8.25pm on Tuesday, May 9, when a cyclist rode past her as she was walking to work.

She said: “This guy came riding towards me on the pavement. I got out of his way and carried on walking.

“He came back up behind me and hit my backside really hard. I had my headphones in and it scared the hell out of me. He rode off and I shouted loads of abuse.

“When I saw the story on your website I thought, ‘it’s happened again’’.

The woman, in her 40s, said police promised to check CCTV, but West Mercia Police say the victim didn’t want the matter taken any further.

She said: “I don’t want it to happen to someone else. I’m worried it might be a young girl next.”

She said she hasn’t walked anywhere since the attack.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “Officers have spoken to the victim, who advised that she wanted the incident to be logged and re- corded, so it wouldn’t happen to anyone else.

“The incident has been filed pending any new information coming to light.

“We currently don’t believe that the incident of May 9 and the one in Bath Road on July 2 are linked, but are keeping an open mind.”

Another woman was jogging along the west bank of the river Severn, between the main bridge and the Diglis weir on Thursday, July 7 when she was passed by a man on a bike heading in the opposite direction. He dou- bled back towards her.

She said: “He then grabbed my bum really hard before cycling off really fast. It was a total surprise and didn’t know what to to.”

She said she has since heard of at least three other female joggers who have experienced similar assaults on the same path, or between the riverside and Bromwich Road.

She said: “ All I want to do is warn women that this man is out there and that they need to me careful.”

She reported it to police and was given the incident number 691s/070717.

The Worcester News previously reported that a man on a bike touched a woman inappropriately and tried to pull her towards him on Bath Road on Sunday, July 2.

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

The assault in Bath Road happened between 1am and 1.45am on Sunday, July 2.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to call police on 101.