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Guernsey officers help in rape investigation

Guernsey officers help in rape investigation

Thursday 21 November 2019

Guernsey officers help in rape investigation


Guernsey Police have sent two officers to Jersey to help in an ongoing rape investigation in the island.

A teenager reported being raped at Gorey on Halloween, and three weeks on police in Jersey are still looking for the alleged attacker.

They say they don’t have “any clear suspect” in the ongoing investigation as they try to track down a driver spotted in the Gorey area on Halloween, who may have “key information” relating to the incident.

The teenage girl said she was raped whilst waiting at a bus stop on Halloween night, and the investigating officers, assisted by two from Guernsey, are now appealing for the hatch-back driver to come forward in the hope they have information which will aid the investigation.

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Pictured: Jersey Police are wanting to speak to the driver of this hatchback, spotted on CCTV.

Issuing the latest on their investigation, Jersey Police yesterday said they have:

  • 15 officers working the case (including two Guernsey officers and one from Devon and Cornwall Police);
  • 54 persons of interest;
  • over 230 lines of inquiry;
  • conducted over 300 house-to-house enquiries;
  • received 118 calls from the public;
  • over 100 hours of CCTV footage from 21 premises.

Updating on the case, Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull – Head of Crime Services at the States of Jersey Police – said: “As we approach the three-week anniversary of this reported attack, detectives continue to work hard pursuing a range of enquiries.  

“In the absence of any clear suspect, this is by its nature time-consuming work – following every lead in minute detail and visiting and assessing a range of identified persons of interest.

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Pictured: Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull has updated islanders on the case.

“The response from the public has been significant and very helpful - we’re extremely thankful for the community support we’ve received. This will take time but please rest assured that we continue to do everything that we can to solve this case.”   

In addition to tracking down the owner of the hatchback, Jersey Police are asking that anyone who recognises the man portrayed in the e-fit or was in the Gorey Common area between 11:30 and 00:30 on Halloween night (31 October) to contact them. 

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Pictured: If anyone recognises the man in this e-fit, they are asked to contact the Police.

Anyone with information relating to these matters is asked to get in touch with the Police on 01534 612214 / 612612 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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