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Police seek obscene letter writer

PUBLISHED: 14:27 02 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:56 22 October 2010

A section of one of the letters sent. Do you recognise the handwriting?

A section of one of the letters sent. Do you recognise the handwriting?

Police in West Norfolk are appealing for help to trace the author of a series of obscene letters written to women in the area over a four-year period.

Police in West Norfolk are appealing for help to trace the author of a series of obscene letters written to women in the area over a four-year period.

An example of the offender's hand-writing was released by police today in the hope that it may lead to the identification of the letter writer.

The page published was part of a lengthy letter sent to a woman in the West Norfolk area in December 2005. The letter went on to contain references of an obscene nature.

DNA evidence has linked this letter to three others previously sent to different women, all unconnected, between 2002 and 2005.

Investigating officer Sgt Marcus Rowe based at Hunstanton said: “In this particular letter, the offender talks to victim as if they are acquainted and refers to them meeting many years ago. This is all complete nonsense. The victim has never met this person and found the letter both distressing and offensive.

“This letter has been linked to three other letters sent to women in the West Norfolk area in recent years and we are keen to hear from anyone who may be able to shed any light on this - who either recognises the hand-writing or has other information important to the inquiry.

“We do have DNA evidence which can be used to eliminate anyone who is not involved.”

Anyone with information about this offence is asked to contact Sgt Rowe at Hunstanton Police Station on 0845 456 4567.


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