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11 December 2013, 06:00
Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to following the rape of a woman in Welwyn Garden City in July 2013.
It happened between 9.30pm on Monday 29th and 12.20am on Tuesday 30th.
The woman, who's in her 20s, was walking along in Cole Green Lane from the direction of Hollybush Lane when she was grabbed from behind by a man- he then raped her.
The offender is described as a white man, with an English accent, with short dark hair and of slim build.
He had stubble, his breath smelt strongly and he also smelt strongly of sweat.
He was wearing a white gym top with dark lines under the arms and black jeans.
PC Dale Morris, from the Sexual Offences Investigation Team, is investigating and said:
“We are doing everything we can to find the man responsible and support the victim of this horrendous crime.
“I would appeal to anyone who believes they may recognise this man, or know his identity, to make contact with the police immediately.
“I am also keen to trace a small-to-medium sized, dark-coloured five-door vehicle that was seen in the area at the time. If anyone was in the area, and around the time of the incident, and saw or heard someone or something suspicious please contact me as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Morris via Herts Police non-emergency number 101 citing crime reference number B1/13/1952. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.