Detectives revisit scene of Thorpe St Andrew rape one week after attack in fresh bid to find witnesses


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman on the outskirts of Norwich returned to the area a week after the attack.

Officers were in Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew late on Saturday night seeking witnesses to the rape, which happened between 9.45pm and 10pm on July 1.

The 30-year-old woman was walking home from the city when she was attacked between the Rushcutters pub and Thunder lane junction.

The victim was approached by a man who grabbed and pulled her backwards, causing her to fall on the ground, before she was 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 that Saturday night and has a dash-cam.

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The suspect, who ran off towards the city following the incident, 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.

Following the incident, police have stepped up patrols in the area to reassure people while women going out have also been warned to be vigilant, particularly if they are on their own.

Anyone with information, or anybody who may have dash cam footage which could help detectives, should contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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