A SUSPECTED serial sex attacker was being hunted by police today after two women were grabbed and sexually assaulted.

The shocking incidents happened just hours apart and Thames Valley Police believe the offences could be linked.

First, a man tried to rape a woman at a park in Winnersh on Thursday evening.

Just hours later, a 25-year-old woman was walking in Coopers Hill, Bracknell when a man grabbed her, forced her into a bush and tried to rip off her clothes.

However, the frightened woman managed to fight him off and escape.

Detective inspector Jason Liles said: “The victim of this incident showed great bravery in managing to get away from this offender, and she is being supported by specially trained officers following what was an extremely frightening experience.

"This incident follows an attempted rape which occurred at a park in Winnersh on Thursday evening.

"We are investigating whether the two incidents are linked.

"I also understand that people in the community will be concerned about these two incidents.

"We are in the process of conducting an investigation into both incidents, and I would encourage anyone who has any information which could help to please come forward.

"I would also ask members of the public in this area to be extra vigilant and to contact police if they see anything which they think could be suspicious.

"If you have any details about either of these offences, or any specific concerns, please call 101, or 999 in an emergency."

A 28-year-old man from Bracknell has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape in connection with the first incident. Police are still appealing for witnesses with regards to the second incident.