Stop him

HeadLine: STOP HIM

The Mirror, 19/06/2002, p16
by SHAUN MILNE

A TWISTED prowler who tried to rape a young student is behind at least
a dozen other terrifying incidents, cops fear.
Detectives hunting the pervert say he is their number one suspect in 12
unsolved cases where women were stalked.
They believe he has been following a number of woman before deciding
who will become his victim – and say he has to be stopped.
The 6ft-tall sexual predator has targeted women in the Liberton area of
Edinburgh. In one case on June 9 he indecently assaulted a 22-year-old
student near Tower Farm Riding Stables.
Luckily the woman stayed calm and managed to talk her attacker out of
raping her after he pinned her to the ground and tried to undress her.
But, less than 24 hours later, he returned to the same area and
terrified another woman who raced to her destination before he could
get her.
Several other women, disturbed by the prowler’s behaviour, have also
contacted police.
The detective leading the hunt for the man warned women in the area to
take extra care to protect themselves.
Detective Constable Craig Fraser said: “He obviously knows the area
very well but at this stage it is impossible to say if he is local or
not.
“The only thing that we can say for certain is that he has struck once
and he may well strike again so we would urge women to be on their
guard.”
The 22-year-old, who was sexually assaulted, said she was stunned to
learn the the would-be rapist stalked another women just hours after
she escaped his clutches.
The woman, who is not being identified, said: “As soon as he left me I
feared he was going to hunt down other girls.
“The fact that he has been watching other people is disgusting.”
She added: “I hope he is caught. He is obviously very dangerous.

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