A 19 year old man is appearing before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning charged with three counts of sexual assaults on teenage girls in the Turves Green area of Northfield.

Following the assaults an appeal was launched by police as officers stepped up patrols.

The local man was arrested yesterday morning by officers investigating the incidents after a member of the public spotted a man matching the offender’s description in the area.

The man has been charged with sexually assaulting one teenage girl in Laburnum Way on February 27 and two incidents involving teenage girls in Hawkesley Drive on March 5.

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