A man has been charged with rape of a woman near Glasgow University following a spate of attacks in the area.

The 34-year-old had already appeared in court earlier this week charged with two sexual assaults on women near the campus on October 17 and 24.

However, officers investigating the case say the same man has now been charged with the "serious sexual assault" of a 20-year-old woman on October 31.

He appeared in court on Thursday, November 21.

Detective Inspector Suzanne McNulty of the Public Protection Unit in Govan said: “Officers in Glasgow carried out enquiries following a report three woman had been the victim of sexual assaults in the West End between 17 and 31 October.

“Extensive enquires were ongoing into these incidents which were linked following information which came to light following the third attack.

“A 34-year-old man was arrested on the 2 November and has now been charged in connection with two sexual assaults on 17 and 24 October, and a serious sexual assault on 31 October.

"He was due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday, 21 November, 2019.

“In every serious crime reported to police, officers carefully consider whether or not it is appropriate to proactively make the circumstances public.

“This is continually assessed throughout the investigation to ensure the safety of victims and the wider public is protected.

 “We will continue to liaise with Glasgow University and the surrounding communities as part of our continued investigations into this.”

The institution announced that following the reported incidents they have increased security patrols and lighting on campus. 

They also urged anyone with information or concerns to contact their security team on 0141 330 4282 or police via 101.

The university union, GUU, has also now warned students regarding their safety as a result of the incidents, urging students not to walk home alone at night.