Charity puts up £5k in hunt for man who raped woman in Tilbury

Church Road Tilbury

Charity offers up to £5,000 for information to find the man responsible for the rape of a woman in Tibury, Essex

THE rape of a middle-aged woman late at night on the streets of Tilbury has prompted independent charity Crimestoppers to offer a potential reward of up to £5,000 for information.

The victim was dragged or carried from Dock Road near to Tilbury Taxis to Church Road on the evening of Saturday 9 September 2017 and was raped at around 11.30pm. It’s believed the location of the assault was in a grassy area next to a cluster of trees. The attacker fled the scene before officers arrived. He was not known to the victim.

A reward of up to £5,000 is being offered for information given to Crimestoppers charity that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this rape.*

The suspect is described as a white man, with a local/English accent, aged in his 40s, at least 5’ 7” tall or above and of medium build.

Dave Hunter, Head of Operations at the Crimestoppers charity, said: “We believe everyone has the right to feel safe from crime. The details of this attack are truly shocking and we’ve put up this reward to jog people’s memory and encourage anyone who may have information to contact us 100% anonymously.

“We’re a charity that gives people the power to speak up to stop crime. We won’t ask your name and we won’t judge. We’ll just listen to what you know. When you hang up the phone (0800 555 111) or click ‘send’ (crimestoppers-uk.org) you’re done. No police. No witness statements. No courts. Even if you think what you know might be insignificant, it’s worth letting us know.”

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

*Note: The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.

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