An Epsom man has been jailed for ten years after a series of sexual attacks on lone women.

Warren Morton, 23, was sentenced on May 24 at Guildford Crown Court.

Morton, of East Street in Epsom, pleaded guilty to three sexual assaults, two common assaults and breaching his Sexual Risk Order (SRO).

As well as the prison sentence, he was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

On June 30, 2021, whilst Morton was on court bail for assaults he had committed in 2020, he attacked a woman in her 20s in a wooded area of Epsom Common.

She was walking along a wooded pathway on the common when Morton attacked her from behind, causing her to fall backwards onto the floor.

The woman managed to fight Morton off her, flagged down a dog walker and contacted police.

The attacker ran off out of the common and back towards Epsom town centre.

Morton also pleaded guilty to an assault that occurred on September 16, 2020, where he approached a woman walking along a street and grabbed her buttocks from behind.

The woman confronted Morton and he fled.

On the same day, Morton approached a girl under the age of 16 who challenged his behaviour causing him to run off.

Morton made a third attack on July 28, 2020, when he followed a woman into an alleyway and grabbed her from behind, causing her to fall on her back, before kissing her and making off.

Detective Constable Hollie Say, who investigated the incident, said: “The fact that Morton is behind bars for 10 years reflects the seriousness of his offending, which continued despite the fact that he had been given a Sexual Risk Order and was on bail for previous similar offences.

“Knowing that he will be in prison for a significant length of time will hopefully allow the victims to begin moving on with their lives.

“This man’s predatory behaviour simply cannot be condoned and knowing that is off the streets will reassure the local community that his offending has been curtailed.”