Police release description of man wanted in connection to St Osyth cemetery rape

Police are investigating whether the burglaries are linked (stock image) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are investigating whether the burglaries are linked (stock image) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Essex police have released a description of a suspect wanted in connection to a rape in the grounds of St Osyth cemetery.

A woman in her 30s reported on Sunday, January 14, that she was raped by a man in the cemetery, in Clay Lane, between 3pm and 4pm.

After following a number of enquiries, police say they are now in a position to release a description of the suspect and the car he was driving.

The suspect has been described as being white, having a large nose with hair on it and was balding with strawberry blond hair with no hair around the front.

He has been described as missing a tooth at the front and had a tooth that was bigger or poked out.

The woman described the man as being tall and wore a high visibility jacket with a brown top underneath and brown trousers.

He drove an old silver Ford, possibly a Fiesta.

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Investigating officer DC Kelly Blackwell said: “Our investigation has progressed and we have made some advances forensically.

“We now know that the woman met the suspect in an area locally known as Christmas Tree Island, before walking a short period and getting into a car parked in Jackson Road.

“Two other men were already waiting in the vehicle, which was driven to the cemetery.

“The suspect and the woman then left the vehicle and walked to the cemetery while the other men remained in the car.

“We are continuing to give support to the woman and would urge anyone with information to contact North Adult Sexual Abuse Investigations Team on 101 quoting crime reference 42/6681/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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