Major investigation underway after woman raped in Sutton Coldfield
A major investigation is underway to find a rapist who attacked a woman in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham last night Sunday 3 October).
Specialist detectives from our Public Protection unit have sealed off an area of parkland behind Princess Alice Retail Park as they search for evidence.
The crime happened around 10pm. It is thought the man was wearing a grey tracksuit and black trainers. He was 20-35 years old and spoke with a Birmingham accent. He was white.
Forensic evidence is urgently being analysed and a review of CCTV footage is being carried out.
The woman is currently in hospital being treated for her injuries. Specialist charities are standing by ready to help her.
Detective inspector Andy McHugh is leading the investigation. He said: “We’ll be working around the clock to find this man but you can help by checking your CCTV, dashcam and doorbell footage. Look for anything that doesn’t seem right. Tell us right away if you see anything.
“Our thoughts are with the woman who is understandably extremely traumatised.”
We’ll have more officers than usual patrolling the area over the next few days.
If you can help Det Insp McHugh message us now via Live Chat on the right of your screen. Quote investigation number 20/1595275/21.
If news of this rape has affected you, The Survivors Trust is there for you. Call them on 08088 010818.