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E-fit released in hunt for Stourbridge sex attacker

By Jamie Brassington | Stourbridge | Crime | Published:

An e-fit has been released of a man suspected of sexually attacking a woman as she walked home from work in the Black Country.

Detectives have released this e-fit of the suspected Stourbridge attacker

The woman was grabbed near an alleyway in Norton Road, Stourbridge, near the BP petrol station and Mary Stevens Park, in the early hours of June 9 and forced onto a grass verge before being sexually assaulted.

She fought back and the attacker fled in a black car which is understood to have shiny alloy wheels, tinted windows and a loud, sporty exhaust.

The police cordon set up in Stourbridge

Detectives launched a public appeal for help in the aftermath of the attack and have since been following up the numerous lines of enquiry generated by the appeal as well as trawling CCTV from the area.

They have seized grainy images of the car they believe was involved.

And the victim has now worked with officers to create an e-fit of the offender which police hope will lead them to the attacker.

He is described as a white man with a bald head and is believed to be in his 30s.

'A shocking incident'

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Sergeant Stuart Platt from West Midlands Police’s public protection unit urged anyone who believes they may know the offender to get in touch.

He said: “The woman was near an alleyway, just past the BP garage, when she was grabbed, forced onto a grass verge and subjected to a sexual assault.

The alleyway nearby

“The victim believes the e-fit is a decent likeness to the attacker and I would ask anyone who knows someone matching the e-fit – who has access to a black car with alloys, window tints and a sports exhaust – to get in touch immediately.

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“This was a shocking assault on a lone female in the early hours of the morning – we need to identify and apprehend the offender as soon as possible.”

Police cordoned off the scene after the attack when park users walked past the cordon in broad day light.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at WMP Online or call 101 and quote crime number 20DY/136095N/19.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111; callers won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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