Police thank Bath paper for sex attacker coverage

Police have praised the Bath Chronicle for helping to bring a serial sex attacker to justice.

fireman Adrian Warburton faces a life sentence after he admitted
carrying out nine attacks on women. He was arrested in a huge police
operation last year.

The Chronicle printed safety posters and
leaflets that were given out by police officers around the city during
night patrols. The paper also worked closely with police officers over
its coverage.

The paper dedicated five pages to the court case written by crime reporter David Lewins.

Detective Inspector Guy Turner said: “The Chronicle has made a real difference.

“Its coverage and the safety posters could well have prevented there being another victim.”

Police also commended the paper, saying one of Warburton’s victims approached them as a direct result of the paper’s coverage.

Sam Holliday said: “This was a classic example of the police and the
press working together well to ensure the local community had the best
possible information on a story that affected everyone in the area.”

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