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Forty police officers join hunt for Norwich rapist

Forty police officers have joined the hunt for a rapist in Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the assault and rape of a woman in Norwich are examining CCTV footage as "extensive enquiries" continue to catch the suspect.

The 25-year-old victim was walking home from the city centre on Sunday night (6 September) when the attack happened on Drayton Road, close to the junction with Aylsham Road, between 8pm and 9pm.

The woman was assaulted and raped; she suffered facial injuries of cuts, bruising and swelling and is being supported by specialist officers.

The suspect, believed to be aged in his mid-to-late 20s, left the scene and headed towards St Mary’s Road after being disturbed by a passer-by who came to the woman’s aid.

About 40 people are currently working on the enquiry examining and taking witness statements and searching through CCTV from the area near to where the incident happened and where the victim had been walking prior to the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Tracey Little from Norfolk and Suffolk’s Joint Major Investigation Team, who is leading the investigation, said

" We’ve had a positive response to the public appeal so far and received a number of calls last night and these are being followed up today as part of our extensive enquiries.

We are appealing in particular for a male and a female in a white hatchback vehicle and also a male and female in a small red vehicle, who are believed to have passed the area at the time of the offence and may have seen something.

I would still urge people who use this area regularly as a route home or perhaps to work that may have seen something to make contact with us. The attack happened on the roadside so it is possible that people may have seen something but didn’t necessarily realise the significance of it on the night and I would encourage them to come forward.

– Det Chief Insp Tracey Little Norfolk and Suffolk Police
The area where a woman was attacked in Norwich on Sunday evening Credit: ITV News Anglia

The victim and offender are not believed to be known to one another and officers have been carrying out patrols in the area to offer reassurance to local residents.

Hunt continues for Norwich rapist

The area where a woman was attacked in Norwich on Sunday evening Credit: ITV News Anglia

Investigations are continuing today after a woman was assaulted and raped in Norwich.

The attack happened on Drayton Road between 8 and 9 o'clock as the woman walked home on Sunday night.

The 25-year old is being supported by specialist officers. The suspect is aged in his mid to late 20s and ran away towards St Mary's Road after a passer by came to the woman's aid.


Men charged with Ipswich rape

Two men and a 16-year-old boy are due to appear in court today, (Tuesday) charged following the rape and false imprisonment of a 16 year old girl in Ipswich.

The incident happened at an address in Foxhall Road, Ipswich during the afternoon of Sunday 30 June.

The matter was reported to police the same day and the three were arrested later on Sunday evening.

Jama Abdullahi, 22, of no fixed abode has been charged with one count of rape and one count of false imprisonment.

Badrdyen Saeed, 19, from Camel Road, London has been charged with one count of rape and one count of false imprisonment.

A 16 year old boy from London has been charged with false imprisonment.

All three are due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Man jailed for raping teenager

Leslie Day Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A MAN who sexually abused a teenage girl in Cambridgeshire more than a decade ago has been jailed for eight years. Leslie Day, 48, raped the victim when she was just 13 at an address in March, in the 1990s.

He also sexually assaulted her several times. The victim came forward to police last year, after telling a friend what had happened. Day, who was living in Kilkenny, Ireland, was arrested in February and extradited back to Cambridgeshire.

He pleaded guilty to rape, attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child at Cambridge Crown Court. Judge Anthony Bate recommended Day be deported back to Ireland after he has served his sentence.

Detective Constable Natalie Bottom, who investigated, said: "The victim showed great bravery in coming forward after such a long time in order to bring her abuser to justice.

"This case shows that even after many years, we are still able to successfully prosecute offenders.

"People who have committed historic offences should be warned that they face a knock on the door from police."

Man jailed for rape

Gintas Burinskas Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A man from Northampton has been jailed after he raped and assaulted a women, who was walking alone close to the the town centre. 36 year old Gintas Burinskas, of Victoria Road, was sentenced to ten years in prison after admitting the charges at Northampton Crown Court.

Detectives have paid tribute to the victim who, they said, showed "tremendous courage" throughout the trial.

Man convicted of raping boy

Gavin Randall Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man from Cambridge has been jailed for three years after being convicted of raping a young boy when he was a teenager. 29-year-old Gavin Randall of Kingsway, Cambridge, abused the boy at an address in the city at some point between 1998 and 2001.

The boy, who was about 10 at the time of the offence, went to police in September 2011 to report the assault.


Police appeal after woman raped

Police are appealing for information after a 24-year-old woman reported being raped in an alleyway at Upper Brook Street in Ipswich.

The woman was waiting for friends outside a public house in Upper Brook Street around 11.30pm on Friday 21 December and became engaged in conversation with a man, described as black, in his late 20s to 30s, of muscular build, around 5ft 9ins tall, with short black Afro hair and a moustache.

They then walked together in the direction of Sainsburys and went into the alleyway where the man raped the 24-year-old. He then left towards the Cox Lane car park where he got into a small car which then drove away.

Man jailed for Milton Keynes rape

Anthony Newell

A man has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years after raping a woman in Milton Keynes.

Anthony Newell, 35, from Hansworth, Birmingham, was sentenced at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Newell raped a 34-year-old woman twice at a property in the Coffee Hall area on 23rd April last year.

Det Con Liz Batchelor, from Bletchley police station, said:

“She (the victim) was put through a horrendous ordeal in a place where she should have been safe. I hope that this sentence provides her with some closure and allows her to get on with the rest of her life.”

Man in court over 1992 rape

A man has appeared before magistrates charged with raping a woman nearly 20 years ago.

Daniel Borgers, 41, appeared at Luton Magistrates' Court charged with rape under the 1956 Sexual Offences Act.

Borgers is suspected of raping a woman in Stotfold in October 1992.

Borgers, who used to live in Stotfold, was arrested by North Yorkshire Police on behalf of the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit (BHCMCU) in Scarborough on Sunday.

The case has been worked on for a number of years by the unit's cold case team.

Borgers, of Napier Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, was remanded to appear at Luton Crown Court on August 28.