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Police appeal for witnesses after rape in Shrewsbury

At 3.42am yesterday (Saturday, September 9) West Mercia Police received a report of a rape in woodland by New Street in Shrewsbury.

An investigation is ongoing and the victim, in their 20s, is being supported by specially trained officers.

No arrests have been made.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the Welsh Bridge and Frankwell areas and on the towpath between The Boathouse pub and Pengwern Boat Club from around 3.10am yesterday.

The suspect is described as a man aged between 30 and 40, of medium build with a Mediterranean accent and complexion.  He was wearing a dark coloured cardigan and light coloured trousers.

Detective Inspector Jason Everett said: "Incidents such as this are rare and I would like to reassure the local community we are doing everything we can to locate the offender, people can expect to see a visible police presence in the area." 

 Anyone with any information which could help police is asked to call 101 quoting reference 0138s of 9 September.

You can give information without giving your name by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website.

Issued: Sunday September 10 2017 13:20 HB, Corporate Communications



Published 10/09/17