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Witnesses sought to attempted rape - Rugby

Police investigating an attempted rape in Rugby are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The incident happened in an alleyway off Chapel Street at around 2.45am on Sunday morning (2 June).

The offender is described as an Asian male, between 24 and 27 years old, around 5ft 8in tall, with short black spiky hair.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time. They believe the victim may have spoken to another woman close to the traffic lights on Corporation Street shortly after the incident and are keen to speak to her.

Specially trained officers are providing the victim - a woman in her 20s - with support at this time and officers are in the area to carry out enquiries into the incident and offer reassurance to the local community.

Detective Sergeant Ollie Deakin said: "This was clearly a distressing incident for the victim and we have specially trained officers providing her with support at this time.

"We understand the concern incidents such as this cause and are carrying out extensive enquiries. At the current time we are treating this as an isolated incident.

"We're keen to speak to anyone who was in the area on Sunday morning and will have local officers on patrol in the town to offer reassurance to anyone who is concerned.

"We would ask anyone with information to come forward - any details, no matter how small, could be significant in our ongoing investigation."

Any witnesses should ring Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 60 of 2 June.

Issued: 10.30am, Sunday 2 June, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 02/06/19