CCTV re­leased over 2013 rape

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

DE­TEC­TIVES have launched a fresh ap­peal to find a man sus­pected of a rape that hap­pened in Yiewsley in 2013.

The al­leged at­tack hap­pened on June 16 2013 when the 27-year-old vic­tim was walk­ing home at around 2.30am.

She said she was raped by a white man of stocky build in an al­ley­way that runs into Fair­field Road near the junc­tion with High Street.

Metropoli­tan Po­lice de­tec­tives re­leased CCTV footage on Fri­day Au­gust 26 of a man leav­ing the al­ley­way they would like to speak to in con­nec­tion with the al­leged rape.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble James Ash­ton from the Homi­cide and Ma­jor Crime Com­mand (HMCC) said: “Fol­low­ing a re­view, in­clud­ing foren­sics of the orig­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the HMCC we have ob­tained a full DNA pro­file of the sus­pect.

“Whilst three years have passed since the of­fence, we are very keen to iden­tify and speak to the per­son seen in the CCTV or any­one who may have wit­nessed some­thing that Satur­day night who can help.

“It is pos­si­ble there are peo­ple out there who the sus­pect has spo­ken to about the at­tack, if he has then it is not too late to come for­ward and talk to us.”

DC Ash­ton added that the DNA sam­ple has been cir­cu­lated by In­ter­pol in an at­tempt to trace the of­fender.

Po­lice added there is no ev­i­dence to sug­gest this at­tack is linked to any oth­ers.

The man in the CCTV is wear­ing a dark jacket, light coloured top and dark trousers.

Af­ter leav­ing the al­ley­way he turns into Fair­field Road and into the High Street where he is seen walk­ing south to­wards West Dray­ton.

One minute af­ter he leaves the al­ley­way, a car drives along High Street in the same di­rec­tion the sus­pect was walk­ing.

A Metropoli­tan Po­lice spokesper­son said: “The HMCC reg­u­larly carry out re­views of un­solved stranger rape cases in line with best prac­tice and to en­sure that all lines of en­quiry are ex­ploited, in­clud­ing ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic.”

Call the in­ci­dent room on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555111 if you have any in­for­ma­tion.

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