MAn DrAggED womAn into BushEs AnD rApED hEr
Police hunting for man following attack
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.”
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North Bank Road, where the assault took place