Police Investigate Attempted Rape In Rugby

3 June 2019, 07:58

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Police are investigating an attempted rape in Rugby.

Officers are asking for witnesses to come forward after it happened in an alleyway off Chapel Street at around 2.45am on Sunday morning (2 June).

The offender is described as an Asian male, between 24 and 27 years old, around 5ft 8in tall, with short black spiky hair.

Officers believe the victim may have spoken to another woman close to the traffic lights on Corporation Street shortly after it happened and are keen to speak to her.

Specially trained officers are providing the victim - a woman in her 20s - with support and officers are in the area to carry out enquiries into the incident and offer reassurance to the local community.

Detective Sergeant Ollie Deakin said: "This was clearly a distressing incident for the victim and we have specially trained officers providing her with support at this time.

"We understand the concern incidents such as this cause and are carrying out extensive enquiries. At the current time we are treating this as an isolated incident.

"We're keen to speak to anyone who was in the area on Sunday morning and will have local officers on patrol in the town to offer reassurance to anyone who is concerned.

"We would ask anyone with information to come forward - any details, no matter how small, could be significant in our ongoing investigation."