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Nightstalker arrest
Originally by: woodentop

Cops Hunting Serial Rapist Make Arrest


The man arrested by detectives hunting one of Britain's most wanted serial rapists is expected to be charged tonight, Sky sources say.

Police have been investigating more than 100 attacks on the elderly in London dating back to the 1990s. The victims were both men and women aged between 68 and 93.

A spokesman for the Met Police said a 52-year-old man was in custody at a police station in the capital. He was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning following a pre-planned operation, the spokesman added.

Sky News understands the man was approached by police as he returned to a car in Brockley, southeast London. Sky's crime correspondent Martin Brunt said detectives have described the arrest as "significant".

"It's been a very complicated investigation and an unusual one," he said.

"Police have always felt this series of attacks was the work of one man. We're talking over 100 burglaries and perhaps as many as a couple of dozen sex assaults of the people who've been burgled. Police have long been convinced that the man they are looking for is a black man. They've travelled to the Caribbean because DNA tests have suggested his origins were from a couple of the Caribbean islands."

Earlier this month, the Met Police revealed detectives had obtained more than 2,000 DNA samples from suspects as part of the 12-year inquiry at a cost of more than £100,000.

Sky News

Great work by The Yard and well done to all involved.
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