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Hertfordshire: Police follow up new leads in investigation into kidnap and rape of teenage girl

Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald inspects the e-fit. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Hertfordshire Police say they are following up new leads in their investigation into the kidnap and rape of a 14-year-old girl.

It has been two weeks since the teenager reported being taken from the Haymeads Lane area of Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.

The girl reported being taken from Haymeads Lane. Credit: ITV News Anglia

She told police she had been approached at around 8.30pm on Sunday 16th February.

She said she was forced into a dark coloured vehicle, possibly a Land Rover, which had tinted back and rear passenger windows.

She said she was then driven out of the town and subjected to a serious sexual assault.

She reported being dropped back near the town's railway station at around 7.45am the following morning.

E-fit of the suspect. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Hertfordshire Police have now released a computer-generated image of the man accused of kidnapping and raping the teenage girl.

The police say they have had a good response from members of the public. They have had a number of calls and are now following up new lines of enquiry.

"I believe local people hold the key to our investigation so please don’t be afraid to call if you think it is only a small piece of information you have, it could prove vitally important."

– Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald, Hertfordshire Police

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Lauren Hall