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The victim of a rape in Ilkeston has spoken out to appeal to the public to come forward

Posted on 14th December 2017

Officers investigating an attempted murder have released a video of the victim in a bid to prompt anyone with information to come forward.

Officers have released the video, in which the victim is anonymised and the words are spoken by an actress, where she explains her ordeal, how it has made her feel and makes a heartfelt plea to the person that is responsible to contact police.

An artist’s impression of the potential suspect has also been created and is being circulated via an appeal leaflet to 40,000 homes in the Ilkeston area this weekend.

In the early hours of Sunday, November 26 a woman was walking along Queens Avenue, when she was approached by a man. He grabbed hold of her, strangled her and then raped her.

DCI Gareth Meadows who is leading the investigation said: “We are hoping that the release of the video and the leaflets which are being distributed to homes locally will prompt anyone with information to come forward.

“We would like to speak to anyone that has information, no matter how insignificant it may seem. This was a brutal attack on a woman which has left her unable to enjoy this festive period with her family.”

A casualty Enquiry Bureau number has been established that people can call on 0800 096 1233. This line will be staffed from Thursday, December 14 - Sunday, December 17 between 7am and 10pm.

Outside these times you can call 101 quoting reference number 17000514655 or follow this link and complete and submit the form.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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