Detectives are asking the public to remain vigilant following a reported rape and an attempted rape in the Beverley Road area of Hull this week.
The first incident of an attempted rape was reported to have happened at around 11.30am on Thursday 21 May, near to Station Drive.
A woman was reportedly approached by two men who pushed her to the ground. The incident was witnessed by a member of the public who shouted, causing the men to flee the area.
The men are described as between 27 and 37 years old and around 5ft 7ins tall. One was said to be wearing a denim jacket with a bare chest and jeans and the other was said to be topless.
The second incident of a rape was reported to have happened shortly after midnight on Saturday 23 May, near the cycle track off Cave Street.
A woman reported she was walking along the track when she was approached by a man. He is believed to have spoken to her before he then attacked her.
The man is described as around 35-years-old, shorter than 5ft 5ins tall, with dark spikey hair and of medium build.
Detective Inspector April Cook said: “I want to be really clear that we do not believe these incidents to be connected, however we are asking people to please be aware and to take steps to protect themselves when they are out and about.
“When out walking, remain with a trusted friend or family member where possible and try to use well-lit busy roads for your journey,.
“If you believe you have witnessed any suspicious behaviour please do call to get in touch with us.
“We are treating both incidents as a priority and have already carried out various investigations, including reviewing CCTV in the area.
“Specially trained officers are offering their support to both women and we have high visibility police patrols in the local area to provide reassurance.
“We are appealing for witnesses to either incident and are particularly keen to hear from the man who shouted at the men in the first one near to Station Drive, or anyone in the area for either incident. If this was you or you have any information, please call our non-emergency 101 line quoting log 240 of 21 May or log 35 of 23 May.”
Alternatively you can report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.