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See the moment man suspected of Norwich crime spree is arrested

PUBLISHED: 12:46 30 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:20 31 March 2017

A 22-year-old man has been charged with five offences,  following a series of incidents in Norwich city centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with five offences, following a series of incidents in Norwich city centre. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

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A man has been arrested after a series of attacks in Norwich city centre on Thursday morning.

Detectives have launched an investigation into two robberies, a rape and an assault which were all reported within an hour between 6.39am and 7.38am. Picture: Antony KellyDetectives have launched an investigation into two robberies, a rape and an assault which were all reported within an hour between 6.39am and 7.38am. Picture: Antony Kelly

Detectives have launched an investigation into two robberies, a rape and an assault which were all reported within an hour between 6.39am and 7.38am.

They resulted in a search and officers detained a man at Norwich Railway Station.

The 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incidents and has been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Police believed the incidents were linked but were unable to confirm at this time.

Officers were first called to Ten Bell Court at 6.39am to reports a woman had been assaulted and raped. The woman is being supported by specially trained officers at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

An area at the court, off St Benedicts Street, which is understood to be where the attack took place, has been sealed off while enquiries continue.

The second call came at 7.27am when a man reported being robbed of his phone on Theatre Street. He was threatened but not injured.

At 7.37am police received a call from a woman who said she had been grabbed and assaulted by a man in the underpass on St Stephens. She suffered minor facial injuries.

Detectives have launched an investigation into two robberies, a rape and an assault which were all reported within an hour between 6.39am and 7.38am. Picture: Antony KellyDetectives have launched an investigation into two robberies, a rape and an assault which were all reported within an hour between 6.39am and 7.38am. Picture: Antony Kelly

The final call came at 7.38am after a man was robbed of his wallet in London Street. It is not thought he was injured.

Numerous police units were deployed to the city centre to carry out a search for the suspect and enquiries led to a man being detained at the train station at 8.19am.

Detective Inspector Chris Burgess, from Norwich CID, said: “Clearly we are in the early stages of piecing together what happened this morning, however the possibility of the offences being linked is a strong line of enquiry.

“We would really appreciate any calls from people who may have witnessed either of these incidents, or a may have seen a man acting suspiciously in the city centre this morning.”

Detectives have launched an investigation into two robberies, a rape and an assault which were all reported within an hour between 6.39am and 7.38am. Picture: Antony KellyDetectives have launched an investigation into two robberies, a rape and an assault which were all reported within an hour between 6.39am and 7.38am. Picture: Antony Kelly

Anyone with information should contact Norwich CID on 101.

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