Police have charged a 25-year-old man with the rape and sexual assault of two people in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.

William Fernandez, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody pending an appearance at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 19.

The rape charge relates to an incident in Bristol on Wednesday, May 12.

The sexual assault charge relates to an incident in Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday, May 11.

Both victims have been given access to specialist support services.

Mr Fernandez, who was arrested by Avon and Somerset officers in Newport on Friday, has also been charged with assaulting an emergency worker following an incident in police custody.

Anyone affected by this inquiry is encouraged to contact police on 101.