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Crucial witness sought in Payers Park Folkestone rape investigation

Contributed by editor on Dec 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

 

An important witness is sought by Kent Police officers investigating the rape of a woman in Folkestone.


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The incident took place in Payers Park between 11.30pm on Tuesday 22 October and 12.30am on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

Following a review of available evidence, officers have identified a man who provided assistance to the victim before leaving the scene when medical crews arrived.

He is described as being black, in his early 20s, and around 5ft 10ins tall with a medium build. He is believed to have been wearing a green winter coat and had hair that was short around the sides and long on top.

Detective Sergeant Lewis Tompsett, a senior investigating officer for the case, said: ‘There is no suggestion this man is in any way involved in the offence but we know he helped the victim and therefore believe he may have important information that can help us progress with our enquiries.

‘I would therefore encourage him to get in contact with us as soon as possible by calling us on 01303 289600 quoting 46/203464/19.’

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