Appeal to identify Good Samaritan as part of rape investigation - Warwick
Main article content
Officers investigating a rape are asking for help to identify a Good Samaritan who talked to a woman on a Warwick street.
The incident is understood to have happened on Saltisford late on Friday evening (21 July).
The following morning (Saturday), the victim – a woman in her 20s - was trying to make her way home around midday when she flagged down and spoke to a member of the public in Wallwin Place.
They are understood to have helped the victim order a taxi and we’re particularly keen to speak to them as a witness as they could have key information for the ongoing investigation.
Two people – a man and a woman – have been arrested in connection with the incident.
A 28-year-old man from Warwick was arrested on suspicion of rape and administering a noxious substance with intent to commit a sexual offence while a 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, administering a noxious substance with intent to commit a sexual offence, and possession of a class A drugs.
They have both been released on bail until October.
Detective Sergeant Abigail Simpson said: "This was clearly a distressing incident for the victim and we have specially trained officers giving her support at this time.
"We understand the concern incidents like these cause in the community and would like to reassure them we are carrying out extensive enquiries.
“We have made two arrests in connection with the incident but are particularly keen to identify the person who spoke to the woman in the street on the Saturday morning.
“If you were in Wallwin Place and spoke to a woman around noon, you know who this was, or you think it might be you, please, please get in touch with us.
“The information you have could prove pivotal to our ongoing investigation.”
If you are the one that helped or you think you know who it might be, please contact the force or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 177 of 22 July.