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Man charged with rape, kidnap and attempted robbery

Posted on 10th September 2018

Samuel Dodsworth, 36, of Grange Street, Derby has been charged and remanded in custody following two separate alleged incidents in Derby on Monday, September 3.

It is reported that at around 7.45am a 75-year-old woman was walking through Arboretum Park when she was allegedly grabbed from behind by a man who demanded money.

Shortly after 7.45am, a 52-year-old woman was walking down Grayling Street, when she was reportedly grabbed by a man who threatened and kidnapped her, before allegedly raping her at an address nearby.

If you were in the area of Arboretum Park and Grayling Street on September 3 and can offer any information that may assist with our investigation, please get in touch using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

Please quote the reference number 18000420173 and the name of the officer in the case, Detective Constable Sajid Hussain, in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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