MAn DrAggED wo­mAn into BushEs AnD rApED hEr

Po­lice hunt­ing for man fol­low­ing at­tack

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A wo­man was raped on a Peter­bor­ough street af­ter a man dragged her into bushes. The vic­tim, aged in her 30s, was walk­ing along Pad­holme Road from Cavendish Street at about 9.30pm last Tues­day, when she was ap­proached by aman­i­nadark­peo­ple­car­rier.

The car stopped near the bar­ber shop on Pad­holme Road and the driver tried to talk to the vic­tim through the win­dowofthe­car. Sheignored him and car­ried on walk­ing downPad­holmeRoad­to­wards North Bank Road.

Around 20 min­utes into her walk she saw the ve­hi­cle parked up on the side of the road. The­vic­tim con­tin­ued to walk down North Bank Road be­fore stop­ping at somegreen land, where she was grabbed from be­hind and pulled into a bush. The vic­tim recog­nised the man as be­ing the same per­son from the car who raped her be­fore flee­ing.

The man is de­scribed as Mid­dle East­ern or East Asian look­ing with an Afghanistan ac­cent. He is ap­prox­i­mately 5’4” and chubby with a round face and black hair, three inches long, cut in a pud­ding bowl­cut. He­waswear­ing­blue navy­draw­string­track­suit­bot­toms with a dark t-shirt.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Jerry Waite, fromtheBed­ford­shire, Cam­bridgeshire and Here­ford­shire Ma­jor Crime Unit, said: “We are treat­ing this as an iso­lated in­ci­dent how­ever we would ad­vise peo­ple to take the usual per­sonal safety pre­cau­tions. If you go out af­ter dark, stick to well-lit and busy ar­eas and let some­one know where and when you are ex­pected.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Cam­bridgeshire po­lice on 101. James Bond fans have the chance­toac­quire­anex­clu­sive me­mento while sup­port­ing the workoftheSue Ry­derThor­peHal­lHospice in its 25th an­niver­sary. A lim­ited edi­tion movie poster, fea­tur­ing Daniel Craig in his most re­cent out­ing as 007 in SPEC­TRE, is one of the star lots in a char­ity auc­tiononSeptem­ber24. One­ofjust10signed by di­rec­tor Sam Mendes, Craig and other key mem­bers of the cast, the poster haskindly­been­do­nat­edby film com­pany Eon Pro­duc­tions. The auc­tion is set to be one of the high­lights of a Bond-themed an­niver­sary Ball or­gan­ised by vol­un­teers to mark25year­sof Sue Ry­der at Thorpe Hall.

For de­tails, visit www. suery­der.org/care-cen­tres/ hospices/thorpe-hall-hos­pice

North Bank Road, where the as­sault took place

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