Rapist caught thanks to tattoo
By Samantha Kett A TATTOO led to the identification of a would-be rapist who assaulted a young woman during Hallowe'en in Gandia, since the accused was wearing a mask and fulllength black tunic when he launched the attack.
The victim, 28, was walking home from work at around 03.00 on the night of October 31 when she was set upon by three men, all wearing the same identity-concealing costume.
She was hit from behind and thrown to the ground, and her handbag stolen.
The group pulled down her trousers and, as she tried to fight the men off, was punched, bitten and kicked.
She escaped when a couple walked past and the men realised they had been spotted, and fled.
The 22-year-old man who pulled her trousers off, breaking the zip, was arrested this week after his tattoo gave him away.
It is thought that the other two remain at large.