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CCTV appeal after woman raped in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Police want to speak to this man. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to talk to in connection with the rape of a woman.

The incident happened in Gloucester in the early hours of Sunday February 2.

The man they want to identify is pictured wearing a short sleeve black top and dark shoes with a white rim around the sole.

CCTV footage shows the man at Bar Fever on Eastgate Street on Saturday February 1.

Woman raped in Bristol as she walked home

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV West Country

A woman in her fifties has been raped in Bristol.

It happened in the Sea Mills area of the city at around 11:35pm on Saturday 22 October.

The woman was walking along the lane connecting St Edyth's Road with Fairland Walk when she was approached from behind by a man.


  • approximately 6ft tall
  • of broad build
  • wearing dark clothing

Police would like to speak to anyone who was in this area at the time or who has information which could lead to the identification of the man.

This is a very concerning incident in which a woman was raped as she walked home.

The victim has been interviewed by specially trained officers following her ordeal and she’s being given continual access to all the help and support she needs.

– DC James Hambly

Can you help?

  • call police on 101 and provide the call handler with the reference number 5216244346
  • you can also speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
  • or you can visit

Help and support

The Bridge offer medical care, emotional and psychological support, and practical help to anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted.

You can call The Bridge for help and decide about talking to the police later.

For free and confidential advice, 24/7, 365 days a year, call 0117 342 6999 or visit their website.

You can also click here for details of charities and organisations who are experts in supporting victims.

Prolific sex offender jailed for historic offences

David Mace, 59, from Bristol, admitted a series of serious sexual offences against multiple victims between 1996 – 2013 at Bristol Crown Court today.

Offences include rape, sexual activity with a child, sexual assault, voyeurism and indecent assault.

Mace’s friend, Kenneth Gavens, 62, has also admitted sexual activity with a child and the possession of extreme pornographic image.

Mace has been jailed for 17 years and Gavens has been jailed for 29 months.

It is testament to the victims in this case who have bravely relived some of their most painful memories that we have been able to bring these men to justice today. They’re continuing to receive all the support and help they need.

There is no escaping the fact that these were appalling and abhorrent crimes committed against vulnerable women and children.

A number of these offences were carried out under the guise of Pagan initiations and rituals – preying on the victim’s vulnerability.

Some of the victims were unconscious during these sustained attacks.

These offenders took advantage of vulnerable young girls and exploited them for their own sexual gratification.

In addition to the attacks themselves, Mace filmed a number of the incidents – adding further anguish for the victims.

We are determined to work with our partner agencies to make sure we are consistently tackling sexual abuse in all its forms. We’re committed to ensuring all our officers and staff are able to spot the tell-tale signs of exploitation and abuse to safeguard children across the Force area. I would urge anyone who has any suspicions about children or young people being exploited to please tell us. Every piece of information is important and we all have a role to play in keeping our children and young people safe from harm.

– Detective Inspector Larisa Hunt, Avon and Somerset Police


Detectives appeal to anonymous rape victim

Police are appealing to a rape victim who wrote an anonymous letter to get in touch.

The victim claimed she was raped in Taunton in 1968. She had been walking home when she was offered a lift and was then taken to a quiet location and attacked.

The details have been taken from an anonymous letter sent to the police and detectives are now trying to investigate it.

First contact from the victim was received in 2012 when she contacted the Crimestoppers charity but at that time there was too little information for an investigation.

Rapist sentenced to 3 and a half years

A 23 year old Bristol man has been jailed for three and a half years for a rape and two sexual assaults in Bristol, Essex and London.

Lee King from Lawrence Weston was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault against a woman and a 15-year old girl.

23 year old Lee King from Bristol has been convicted of rape and sexual assault. Credit: Avon & Somerset Constabulary

5 years for attempted rape in Bristol

A man has been jailed for 5 years for an attempted rape in Bristol.

Dean Norris pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to rape and sexually assaulting a woman as she walked her dog at woodland in Shirehampton in September.

The 25 year old from the St George area of Bristol will also serve an extended three-year licence following the prison sentence and has been placed on the sex offenders' register.

Dean Norris has been jailed for 5 years for an attempted rape in Bristol Credit: Avon & Somerset Constabulary
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