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Police investigating rape of woman who believed she was in a ‘registered taxi’ in Hull

Updated: Aug 6, 2023

A woman who got into what she believed to be a ‘registered taxi’ in Hull was subsequently raped by a man on the journey.

Detectives have been carrying out extensive enquiries about the incident reported to have taken place on Paragon Street, Hull just after midnight on Sunday 30 July 2023.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Clough leading the investigation said: “The woman has understandably been left distressed and we are providing her with support alongside partnering agencies. “I know this incident will be of extreme concern to the local community, I want to offer my reassurance that over the course of the last five days, I’ve had a team of detectives conducting multiple lines of enquiry including the review of CCTV in Hull City Centre at the time to identify the vehicle concerned. “If anyone has information, no matter how small, which could be the vital piece of information we need to further our investigation and hold those responsible to account then I would urge them to come forward.

“Whilst incidents of this nature remain incredibly rare, as we head into the weekend, I would urge members of the public to please remain vigilant if in the night time economy. “We have been, and continue to treat this investigation as a priority, and members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence in the city centre over the weekend as officers from our Neighbourhood Policing team step up patrols alongside Street Angels and licensing.”


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