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Police issue description of Colne rapist
3:11pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
DETECTIVES have issued a description of a man suspected of raping a 35-year-old woman on her way home from a night out in Colne.
The attack happened between 9.40pm and 10.15pm last Saturday at the rear of Exchange Street. The victim left the Union Exchange pub and went along Market Street and then on to Parliament Street.
She met a man smoking a cigarette at the junction with Blascomy Square.
They spoke and soon after she was attacked.
The suspect is described as white, aged about 40, stocky, with shaved hair and a tattoo on his arm. He was wearing a white shirt and black trousers, and spoke with a local accent.
Detective Inspector Jim Elston said: “This appears to be an opportunist attack on a vulnerable lone woman.”
A 35-year-old man arrested on Wednesday in connection with the attack has been released without charge.
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