Witnesses urged to come forward as investigation into reported Great Yarmouth alleyway rapes continues

An officer stands guard at the bottom of the alleyway between Albion Road and Crown Road

An officer stands guard at the bottom of the alleyway between Albion Road and Crown Road - Credit: Archant

Detectives are urging more witnesses to come forward as they continue to investigate reports of two women being attacked in Great Yarmouth.

Police said both victims are believed to have been raped in an alleyway between Regent Road and Albion Road sometime between 1.15am and 2.15am on Sunday.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham from Norfolk and Suffolk's Joint Major Investigation Team, who is leading the investigation, appealed to people who may have been in the area between the seafront and the town's nightclubs at that time.

He said: 'We know one of the victims had a brief conversation with the suspect prior to the attack happening in the alleyway and this is a key line of enquiry.

'This man is described as white, aged in his 20s or 30s with short dark hair, possibly wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and trainers. He spoke with an English accent.

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'I would urge anyone who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary or recognises the description of the suspect to come forward and speak to us. Even the smallest detail, which you may not think is relevant, could be crucial to the investigation.'

Officers are continuing to carry out house to house enquiries and police patrols are being stepped up in the south Yarmouth area over the next week to reassure residents.

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? Anyone with information should call the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team on 101.

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