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Second arrest in sex assault and burglary inquiry

A second man has been arrested in connection with a sex assault and burglary at knifepoint last month, it was revealed yesterday.

A police spokesman confirmed that a man, aged 20, was arrested last Friday.

Police arrested a 36-year-old man on the day of the attack.

The aggravated burglary and sex assault happened at a house in Smith’s around noon on October 19.

The spokesman said: “Both men have since been bailed to return to Hamilton Police Station at a later date while the investigation continues.

He told the public: “Detectives are still keen to hear from anyone who knows anything about this brutal attack and home invasion.

“We still need your help.”

The crime was declared a “critical” incident by Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Nicholas Pedro.

Police said the two suspects were Black men in their early 20s.

One was about 6ft tall, of skinny build, wearing a black rain suit.

The second was about 5ft 8in tall, with a moustache.

People appealed for information from anyone who may have seen men matching the descriptions in the Knapton Hill, Harrington Hundreds, South Road, Smith’s, and Summerhaven areas.

The spokesman thanked people who had already come forward with information.

He added anyone who could help the police inquiry should contact Detective Chief Inspector Sherwin Joseph on 717-2158 or 247-1248 or by e-mail at jsherwin@bps.bm.

The spokesman said people could also call 211, the main police number on 295-0011 or use the confidential and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 800 8477.