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Sexual Assault Great Ryburgh Sunday 28/02/2021

Police in Norfolk are appealing for information following the Rape of a teenage girl near to the disused railway line, close to Mill Road in village of Great Ryburgh, Fakenham in the afternoon of Sunday, 28th February 2021.


Details of Incident

Police have released an E-fit image of a man they want to trace in connection with a rape in Great Ryburgh.

It relates to an incident that happened at around 3pm on Sunday 28 February 2021 in an area of disused rail track off Mill Road in Great Ryburgh. The victim, a teenage girl, was assaulted by an unknown man.

 

Officers have now released an E-fit image of a man they would like to trace in connection with the incident. The man is described as white, approximately 6ft tall, aged roughly in his 50s with balding grey hair and moustache.

 

Police are keen to speak with anyone who may recognise this man. They are also keen to speak with walkers, horse riders and drivers who were in the area around the time of the incident.

 

A public portal has been set-up encouraging witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The portal enables information to be submitted directly to the Major Investigation Team. You can access the portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363719P01-PO1

 

Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray in the Major Investigation Team said: "We are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry and have spoken with witnesses who were in the area at the time as well as conducting house to house enquiries. An investigation to trace the suspect is ongoing and specialist officers continue to support the victim.

 

“It is understandable that incidents like this are likely to cause concern amongst the local community, especially as the issues around women’s safety have been highlighted nationally following the tragic circumstances surrounding the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard.

 

“However, In Norfolk, incidents of this nature are rare.

“I would like to reassure members of the public that we continue to work around the clock to ensure that this incident is fully investigated by the Major Investigation Team and we encourage members of the community to engage with local officers in the area, in order to raise any concerns, they may have.

 

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area throughout the day. It was very sunny and therefore it is likely that people were taking the opportunity to get some fresh air or exercise and may have seen this man in the area. We would also encourage anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the Great Ryburgh area during the times stated, to come forward.”

 

Anyone with information should submit this through the portal or contact the Major Investigation Team through a dedicated phone line on 0800 056 0944.

 

Contact Information

In an emergency you should always call 999.

 

You can call 101 and ask for Norfolk Police quoting Operation Hawaiian, crime reference 36/13082/21 and a member of the Enquiry Team will call you back.

You can also anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/