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Chester rape suspect has distinctive tattoos

Peter Watton Credit: Cheshire Police

Police are continuing to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with a rape in Chester.

37-year-old Peter Watton was released from prison on 12 June. He has distinctive tattoos which include the word PETE on the knuckles of his left hand in blue ink, a tribal tattoo on his left arm his wrist up to his neck, and the word BLACON in blue ink on the wrist of his left forearm.

A 44-year-old woman was held for several hours and raped in woodland on Friday 14th June while jogging with her pet dog in the Dukes Drive area of Handbridge. She is being supported by specialist officers.


Man charged with raping teenager in shopping centre

A man's been charged with raping a 13-year-old boy in the toilets of a shopping centre in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to the Spindles shopping centre in Oldham on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "A 31-year-old man has been charged following the rape of a teenage boy in Oldham.

"Matt Leigh Tyler, of Parkway, Chadderton, was charged with two offences of rape and was due to appear at Oldham Magistrates' Court this morning."

Man jailed after raping 75 year old

Wesley Wilson Credit: GMP

A man who forced his way into a 75-year-old woman's flat before raping her has been jailed. Wesley Wilson, 27 from Oldham was sentenced to 16 years in prison. after pleading guilty. Wilson went to an estate in Oldham which caters for elderly and infirm residents posing as a workman.

After checking each room, Wilson demanded the pensioner go into her bedroom, he then raped her and fled the flat.

Detective Sergeant Liz Hopkinson, said: "Whatever adjective you could use - cowardly, despicable, reprehensible - it would not be enough to convey just how heinous his actions were.

"Wilson held all the power. He frightened a vulnerable, helpless, elderly woman in her own flat before raping her. I'm sure everyone reading this will be as appalled as we were that someone could commit such a horrendous act upon a totally innocent woman.

Child sex attacker jailed after Corrie storyline

A young man found the courage to tell how he was raped as a child after seeing a storyline on Coronation Street.

The victim, who can't be named for legal reasons, was watching scenes from an episode of the street in which the character Carla Connor was attacked.

He first told his mother who then told police and eight years after the attacks happened, babysitter Darren Bird was jailed.

Our correspondent Ashley Derricott reports:

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