A 19 year old local man was remanded in custody yesterday as he appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with three counts of sexual assaults on teenage girls.

The man will be detained until he appears before Birmingham Crown Court in June.

Locals were concerned as the sexual assaults, which took place as girls walked through Austin Village in Turves Green on the way to school, were reported to police last week. Police increased patrols and released an appeal, working with local schools to advise pupils.

Following the appeal, police officers out in the area were able to respond quickly to arrest the man two days after the last attacks as he was spotted by a member of the public.

Read more on the Turves Green schoolgirl assaults

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