Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Wivenhoe: Teenage girl raped as she walked home from end-of-school party last night

14:28 23 July 2014

A teenage girl has been raped as she made her way home from an end-of-school beach party near Wivenhoe.

It happened last night at around 11.30pm in bushes off the Wivenhoe Trail, a footpath which runs alongside the River Colne.

The girl and a friend had gone to an end of school term party at White House beach in Alresford but she left alone to walk back to Wivenhoe.

While on the footpath she was approached by a man who suddenly forced her into bushes and raped her.

He ran off when a number of young men heard the girl’s screams for help.

Police have now cordoned off the area for forensic investigation while the girl is being interviewed and receiving support at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

DI Terri Hooke, who is leading the investigation, said the suspect was in his mid or early teens, had blonde hair and was medium build.

She added: “We want to hear from anyone at the beach party who might have information about the suspect.

“We also need to talk to the young men who ran to help the girl when she started screaming.”

Anyone with information should contact DI Hooke or her colleagues at the Colchester Sexual Offences Investigation Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

A driver clocked doing 129mph on the A14 has been banned for six months.

Police are searching for a man in a car who approached a nine-year-old girl in Stowmarket.

Community leaders at two east Suffolk district councils which are set to merge to save money are raising their tax by just over 3% in April.

Two former Ipswich Town FC players say the dangers of heading in football have been blown out of proportion and that it would ruin the sport if any changes to the game were made.

Council and highways authority officials insisted that better warnings and other preparations eased the pressure on roads around Ipswich after the closure of Orwell Bridge yesterday.

Members of Deben Rowing Club, in Woodbridge, were left devastated after nearly £10,000 worth of damage was caused by Storm Doris.

Parents have criticised the decision of an Ipswich school to go-ahead with a trip to a theme park despite the threat of an amber weather warning after claims a tree fell onto a slide the children were playing on.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24