Police launch Dawlish rape investigation

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Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:28am

Police are appealing for witnesses following allegations of a rape in Dawlish.

The incident occurred on the beach path close to the Dawlish Warren Bird Nature Reserve on Thursday 18 January at around 11am.

The suspect is described as a white man, approaching 6ft in height and of stocky build. It is believed that the suspect may have had a tattoo in and around his right ear which could have been wings or an angel; the attackers face was covered.

It is believed that there were dog walkers in the vicinity who may have seen the victim immediately after the incident. Police are keen to identify and speak to these people as they may hold information vital to the investigation.

The victim, a 36-year-old local female is currently being supported by specialist officers. This is an isolated incident is being investigated by Detectives in South Devon.

If anyone saw anything suspicious or has any information that could assist police with their investigation, please ring 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/7246/18.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.