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APPEAL: Woman followed and taken away in Bristol taxi before being raped in flat

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

Image credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man in CCTV footage which has been released as part of an investigation into a rape in Bristol.

A woman in her 20s was followed out of a bar in the Clifton area of the city during the early hours of Sunday 17 July before being physically assaulted in Brandon Hill Park.

The victim was then taken in a taxi to a flat in north Bristol and raped.

After the attack, she managed to flee the property without alerting her attacker before being picked up by a taxi somewhere in the area between Henbury Court and Station Road.

The offender is described as being aged in his early to mid-20s, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short dark hair.

Detective Inspector Andy Fox said: “Attacks of this nature are rare but when they do happen we are committed to carrying out a thorough investigation to identify the offender and obtain justice for the victim.

“We also strive to provide victims with all the support they may need after experiencing such a traumatic ordeal.

“We are in regular contact with the woman who was attacked in this case and providing her with updates on our investigation.”

DI Fox added: “One of the lines of enquiry we’re currently pursuing involves speaking to the man in the CCTV footage we’re releasing.

“We believe the man might have information which could help us and we need the public’s help to identify him.

“We’re also keen to hear from anyone in the Henbury Court area where the victim was picked up by a taxi who may have doorbell footage or CCTV of her as it might help us locate the flat she was attacked in.”


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