19/11/2007

Police Hunt For Perth Rapist

Police in Perth have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the city centre on Saturday night.

The woman was walking in South Street around 11pm on Saturday night when she was approached by a man who led her into a close, situated between Krungthai restaurant and Essentials, where he raped her.

The man is described as being around 24-years-old, of muscular build, 5ft 10in to 6ft tall in height, with dark receding hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured top with horizontal stripes running across the chest and a white collar, light coloured jeans and white trainers.

Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage from the area in a bid to identify the man responsible, but they are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tayside Police on: 01738 621141 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

(KMcA)


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