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Detectives continue to investigate rape in Great Ryburgh

Detectives investigating the rape of a teenage girl in Great Ryburgh one month ago are renewing their appeals for anyone with information to come forward.

Yesterday (Sunday 28 March 2021) marked the one-month anniversary following the attack, in which a teenage girl was assaulted by an unknown man. The incident happened at around 3pm in an area of disused rail track off Mill Road.

Officers previously released public appeals as well as an e-fit image of the suspect, which has resulted in 100 calls from the public, with 57 relating specifically to the e-fit.

Detective Chief Inspector Phill Gray on the Major Investigation Team said: "Despite a significant response from the public, a number of enquiries, including forensics are still being carried out and we are yet to trace the suspect.

"The Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team continue to work alongside local officers, a number of whom have been conducting house to house enquiries within the past week, speaking with residents in the local area.

"Our appeal for witnesses or any information is ongoing and we would urge anyone who may have been in or around the area of Great Ryburgh before or after the attack, to come forward. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man in the e-fit. He is described as white, approximately 6ft tall, aged roughly in his 50s with balding grey hair and moustache.”

Anyone with information should submit this through the public portal. This enables members of the public to submit information directly to the Major Investigation Team, with an option to remain anonymous. You can access the portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363719P01-PO1 

Alternatively, contact the Major Investigation Team through the dedicated phone line on 0800 056 0944.

E-fit released in connection with rape in Great Ryburgh

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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 PhillGrayon 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, with assistance from the National Crime Agency. 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 CCTVor dashcamfootage of the Great Ryburgharea 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.