England

Fourteen-year-old raped in Warrington: E-fit released

E-fit released by police in Warrington rape appeal
Image caption The man is described as white, in his 50s and stocky, with stubble on his face

An e-fit of a man wanted by police over the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Warrington has been released by police.

The teenager was attacked by a man who approached her on Winwick Road in the town at about 03:30 BST on 26 May.

He is described as white, in his 50s and of stocky build, with stubble on his face and stubbly hair.

Cheshire Police have released the e-fit and are urging anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious to contact them.

The offender was said to be wearing a white short sleeved top with black writing on it at the time of the attack.

CCTV inquiries

Police said the girl had been walking along Northway in Warrington just before the attack, when two men asked her for the time.

She then walked on to Winwick Road, where another man tried to talk to her.

He raped her but was disturbed by a noise nearby and ran. The victim went home and reported the incident to police.

Det Sgt Mike Evans, of Cheshire Policeā€²s Dedicated Rape Unit, said: "We are continuing to carry out a number of lines of inquiry in a bid to trace the offender.

"Our inquiries include forensic inquiries, house-to-house inquiries and CCTV inquiries.

"The incident took place in the early hours of the morning and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed what happened or was in the area at the time and has seen anyone acting suspiciously to contact us.

"We are also keen for the two men who stopped and spoke to the victim to come forward."

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites