26th May, 2019

More police patrols after woman is raped in park

Worcester Editorial 15th Jul, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

EXTRA police patrols have been put in place after a woman was raped in a park in Worcester.

The attack took place on Thursday (July 9) between 5.30pm and 8.30pm at Worcester Woods Country Park, in Nunnery Wood.

Police are appealing for information and have released the description of a man they want to speak to in connection with the crime.

He is a white, middle-aged man with grey hair and was wearing blue jeans.

Det Chf Insp Neil Austin, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “Additional patrols will remain in place in and around the Countryside Park and Spetchley Woods areas until further notice.

“This is without doubt an alarming and distressing incident and specially trained officers are continuing to support the victim.

“I would like to thank members of the public who have already been in touch with police for their assistance in the investigation.

“I also ask anyone else who may have been out walking at the time of the incident to get in touch with us.

“You may have seen something which could help us to bring the offender to justice.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on the non-emergency 101 number or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Victims of rape or sexual assault can contact Glade, who provide a care service for men, women and children in Shropshire, Telford, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The 24-hour self-referral number is 0808 1782058 or visit http://www.theglade.org.uk.

West Mercia Rape and Sexually Abuse Support Centre (WMRSASC) also provides a free, independent and confidential, specialist support service for survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse.

For further information, contact the main office on 01905 611655 or by emailing office@wmrsasc.org.uk

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