UPDATED: More details emerge of Brandon rape suspect

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Police investigating reports that a woman was raped in Brandon on Sunday have released further details of the man they are looking for.

The attack is said to have happened at about 2am in an open space accessed via Knappers Way, adjacent to Glade Community Primary School and across a footpath from a play area.

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

He is described as white, aged in his 20s to 30s, 5ft 6in tall, of stocky build, and is thought to have spoken with an eastern European accent.

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

The victim is being supported by specialist trained officers as efforts to identify him continue. This will include forensic work, along with CCTV and house-to-house enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Millar, of the Major Investigation Team, said: “We are deploying a significant number of resources into this inquiry, including specialist trained officers, and we continue to support and work with the victim following this attack.

“Police patrols in the area will be increased to provide public reassurance and I would like to take this opportunity to remind people not to go out alone in isolated areas at night and to always stay in groups.

“I cannot stress how important it is for anyone who was in the area between the hours of 12am and 3am on Sunday morning - or who saw a man matching this description in the area that night - to come forward. Any piece of information, however small it may seem, could be crucial in helping us to identify the suspect.”

Witnesses are asked to contact the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 101, quoting reference 39638/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.