Police release e-fit of man wanted in connection with rape in Brandon

Detectives investigating a rape in Brandon are releasing an e-fit likeness of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack. ANL-160624-125851001

Detectives investigating a rape in Brandon are releasing an e-fit likeness of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack. ANL-160624-125851001

Detectives investigating a rape in Brandon are releasing an e-fit likeness of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack.

The incident took place at approximately 2am on Sunday, June 19 in an open space accessed via Knappers Way, adjacent to a primary school and across a footpath from a play area.

It is believed the suspect approached the area from the direction of Knappers Way where he then encountered the victim - who had gone out for a walk – and raped her.

The man pictured in the e-fit is described as white, aged in his 20s to 30s, 5ft 6in tall, of stocky build, and speaking with an eastern European accent.

He is also described as having a crooked nose - consistent with it possibly having been broken - and being either bald or with a shaved head.

Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Millar, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “I am appealing to anyone who thinks they may know the man depicted in the e-fit, or who has any information regarding who he may be, to contact police immediately.

“Specialist trained officers continue to work with and support the victim of this attack and we are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry as part of this investigation.

“Police patrols in the area have been increased to provide public reassurance and I would again like to reiterate to people to be vigilant when going out at night, not to go into isolated areas alone and to always stay in groups.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the attack between midnight and 3am on Sunday morning, or who saw a man matching the e-fit in the area that night.

Any witnesses, or anyone who believes they recognise the man in the e-fit, are asked to contact the Joint Norfolk & Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference 39638/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.