Chard: Rape Investigation Man Sought

A man with links to Chard is wanted by Dorset Police as part of a rape investigation.

Detectives are looking for 54-year-old Keith Charles Starling in connection with the alleged rape of an unconscious woman in Beaminster. 

Detective Constable Sarah Iveson said: ''We do not know exactly when the incident took place, however, we have undated footage that suggests the incident occurred between 1993 and 2000.''

The alleged victim, from an area near Chard, is now said to be 47. 

Starling is described as white, 5ft 8, of medium build, with grey straight hair, and has a tattoo of an eagle on his left upper arm.

He is believed to have links with Fife in Scotland, Chard, and the equestrian community.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or 999 , if the sighting is current. 

The crime number for Dorset Police is C:13:D:6132.

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