A MAN accused of carrying out a string of crimes against women in Ellesmere Port over the course of a single evening has appeared in court.
Daniel Bates, of Somerville Crescent, was arrested following a series of suspicious incidents between 9pm and 10.30pm on Saturday, March 24.
The 29-year-old appeared in Chester Crown Court on Monday charged with kidnap, exposure, attempted robbery and trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence.
Bates is accused of grabbing a 35-year-old woman on Cambridge Road, covering her mouth with his hand and attempting to pull her away. The woman escaped unharmed.
A second incident took place a short time later on Rochester Drive, where Bates is alleged to have headbutted and attempted to steal the handbag of a 42-year-old woman while his penis was exposed.
He is also charged with attempting to gain access to the home of a 15-year-old girl on the Wolverham estate by banging on her window.
Bates will remain in custody until appearing again at Chester Crown Court on June 25 for a plea and case management hearing.
Anyone with information or concerns in relation to these incidents can contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting incident 1101 of March 24.