Coventry & Warwickshire

DNA led police to second victim of Nuneaton attacker

Mark Anthony Harrison Image copyright Warwickshire Police
Image caption Mark Harrison's DNA led police to charge him with a second attack

A man jailed in January for a rape in 1992 has had his 20-year sentence extended after admitting another attack.

Mark Anthony Harrison, 43, from Croft Road in Nuneaton, admitted attempted rape, indecent assault and actual bodily harm for an attack in 2002.

DNA tested when he was arrested for the earlier attack linked him to the one in August 2002, police said.

He was given 28 years for the attempted rape, to run concurrently.

He was also given seven years and three years to run concurrently for the indecent assault and actual bodily harm respectively.

Police said both attacks had been "horrific".

Det Con Tracey Cook said: "In 30 years of police service I consider Harrison to be one of the most dangerous men I have ever dealt with."

Harrison was sentenced in January to 20 years for rape and 10 years for grievous bodily harm to run concurrently for the attack in 1992.

The DNA then linked him to an attack on a 26-year-old woman close to Manor Court Road, in Nuneaton, during the evening of 24 August, 2002.

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