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Officers to patrol Ilkeston as rape investigation continues

Posted on 2nd December 2017

Our officers will patrol Ilkeston in the early hours of tomorrow morning as the investigation into last weekend’s rape continues.

DCI Gareth Meadows said: “Our officers will be out to offer reassurance as well as handing out leaflets and raising the profile of our appeal for potential witnesses to come forward.

“I would urge the public to speak to those officers. Small amounts of information they get from that engagement with the public, however insignificant they might seem, could be crucial to our investigation.”

In the early hours of Sunday, November 26 a woman was walking along Queens Avenue, when she was approached by a man.

The man then dragged her across the road and she was raped.

The man was described as white, 5ft 7-8ins tall, between 35-45 years-old, of a medium build and was wearing a grey track suit with the hood worn up and had the lower part of his face covered.

If you have any information please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 17000514655 or call Crimetsoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also email

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