Police release CCTV of alleged rapist

Police want to talk to this man Credit: CCTV

Essex Police are investigating claims that a woman was raped in her home in Westcliff after attending the Southend Air Show on 26th May.They are hoping to identify the suspected rapist captured on CCTV as well as trace a friend of his.The 30 year old woman had been to the Southend Air Show with her four children before going to the Sutton Arms pub on Essex Street at 1600, and The Park Tavern on London Road some hours later.

She struck up a conversation with a group of people, including two men, in the first pub. They all then went onto The Park Tavern where CCTV shows them leaving shortly before 2000.The woman claims the suspected rapist walked her back to her home near Valkyrie Road, while the second man walked off in another direction. She alleges she was then raped in her home.

The suspected rapist is described as white, in his 30s, of athletic build and has broad, muscular shoulders. At the time, he had shaved hair and was wearing a white vest with a racer back and khaki knee-length shorts.