Princess Alice park rape investigation continues

Our search for a rapist who attacked a woman in Princess Alice park, Sutton Coldfield is continuing at full speed.

We now know that the attack happened between 8pm and 9pm on Sunday night (3 October). We had originally said it happened later. That was based on the information as we knew it following this highly traumatic crime.

Google Street View of Princess Alice Park
Google Street View of Princess Alice Park

The man is described as white, aged 20-35, his build is medium to stocky and “extra broad” around the shoulders. He spoke with a Birmingham accent and was wearing a grey tracksuit and black trainers. 

From speaking to people in the area, we now believe that he has been seen in park in days and possibly weeks leading up to the attack.

If you live, work or travel near to the park, please check your CCTV, dashcam and doorbell footage. If you notice anything suspicious or a man matching the survivor’s description, get in touch right away or upload it to this dedicated major crimes site

Chief Inspector Wayne Carter
Chief Inspector Wayne Carter 

Chief Inspector Wayne Carter (pictured) is responsible for policing in the area. He said: “I know the local strength of feeling about this. People are rightly shocked that this has happened on their doorstep. They’re also worried by the news that this man is suspected of hanging around in the park for the past few days or even weeks. We only know this because people who have heard what happened and who use the park, have told us. That’s really useful information and I’d ask that people keep telling us what they know.

“We’re working at full speed to find this man. We’ve carried out fingertip searches of the park, reviewed hours of CCTV, spoken to the survivor and people in the area and we’ve got evidence being analysed by forensic experts. We’ve also checked whether there have been reports of similar attacks. At this time, we don’t believe there have been but we won’t rule anything out.

“The survivor is now at home after hospital treatment. This is a really tough time for her and her loved ones.

“I’ve dedicated more officers to patrol the area and park until this man is arrested. This will include officers in plain clothes. I want women to feel safe and be safe. I want male violence against women to end.”

If you can help, 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.

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