Anniversary Checks After Norwich Rape

9 July 2017, 09:51 | Updated: 9 July 2017, 09:53

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Police investigating the rape of a woman on the outskirts of Norwich have carried out anniversary, a week after it happened.

Officers were in the Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew area in a bid to trace any potential witnesses to the attack which happened last Saturday between 9.45pm and 10pm.

Detective Inspector Neil Stewart, who is leading the enquiry, said he hoped the checks would trigger the memory of potential witnesses.

He said: "Yarmouth Road is one of the main routes into Norwich and there are several places to eat and drink. I’m hopeful we will capture people who visit the area regularly who may have seen something last Saturday night which initially doesn’t seem important but on reflection could be relevant to our enquiry.”

The 30-year-old woman was attacked in an area between the Rushcutters pub and Thunder lane junction.

She had been walking home from the city when she was grabbed by a man and raped. The victim suffered injuries to her hands after falling to the ground during the attack.

Officers have carried out house-to-house enquiries in the local area and forensic enquiries are ongoing by a team of detectives from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team.

Officers are still keen to hear from anyone who may have been travelling in the area on Saturday night and has a dash-cam.

The suspect is described as white, aged between 30 and 50 years, of muscular build with short brown/ginger hair, and spoke with a deep Eastern European accent. He was wearing dark clothing.


Anyone with information about the incident, or may have dash cam footage which could assist the enquiry should contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.