A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Efit Released After Southend Rape
Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to following a serious sexual assault in Southend.
A 21-year-old woman was raped in a car park at the rear of Kids Kingdom, Royal Artillery Way, at about 9pm on Wednesday September 7th.
The woman had met the man earlier that evening and gone with him in his car, to the car park, but he then became violent towards her and assaulted her.
Detectives have pursued a number of lines of investigation to try to identify and arrest her attacker.
The efit has now been released in an effort to gain the public's help in identifying the man responsible. He is described as being white, mid to late 30s, 5'9", medium build and with a shaved head.
His car was an 'old' 5-door, dark grey or silver but not metallic, manual transmission, right hand drive and with cloth seats.
Detective Inspector Colin Norton, of Southend CID, said, "This young woman has had a terrible experience and we hope that someone is able to identify her attacker from the efit and come forward to assist police so that he has to face the consequences of his violent crime."
Anyone who can identify the man or who has any other information should call detectives at Southend on 101, or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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