Teenager raped on boat

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenage girl was abducted and raped on a boat in an Essex resort.

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenage girl was abducted and raped on a boat in an Essex resort.

The traumatised victim was bundled into the boot of a white car and tied up having been approached by a man while walking along Rush Green Road in Clacton around 8.15pm on Monday.

The car was then driven to a boat yard or storage area where she was raped on board a boat.

The girl was later driven to Pump Hill in St Osyth around 11.30pm where she was set free and sought help at a nearby house.


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Her attacker is described as white, of medium build, around 5ft 9ins tall, in his 50s with grey, receding hair and wearing rectangular spectacles.

Forensic examinations have been carried out at the scene of the abduction in Rush Green Road, around 100 meters from the recycling point and Pump Hill.

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Det Supt John Quinton, leading the investigation, urged any member of the public who was around Rush Green Road around 8.15pm or Pump Hill around 11.30pm and who may have seen the girl, the man or the car, to come forward.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who saw any activity in a storage area or boat yard on Monday night.

“This type of crime is extremely rare and I am hoping that the public will come forward with information that will help us solve it,” Det Supt Quinton said on Wednesday.

“The victim was very upset after being released and anyone who may have seen her would have noticed her distress.”

Anyone who has any information that could help police with the investigation is asked to call Essex Police's Major Investigation Team on 01206 762122, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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