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Detectives make fresh plea for help over rape of teenage girl near Fakenham

Detectives have renewed their plea for witnesses after a teenage girl was raped in a village near Fakenham last weekend.

Police believe walkers, horse riders and motorists may hold vital information in connection with the incident in Great Ryburgh last Sunday, February 28.

Additional patrols are also being undertaken in the area following the attack, which happened in an area of rail track off Mill Lane at around 3pm.

Police tape (stock image) (44908345)
Police tape (stock image) (44908345)

The fresh appeal by Norfolk Police today comes after detectives visited the area on Sunday, a week on from the incident in which a girl is said to have been assaulted by a man.

Officers say they want to speak with any walkers, riders or drivers who were in the area around the time of the attack and may seen anything or have dashcam footage.

And they are particularly keen to talk to anyone who may have seen a man described as white, approximately 6ft tall, aged roughly in his 50s with balding greying hair and a moustache.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske, of the force's Major Investigation Team, said today: "We’ve carried out a number of enquiries including interviewing witnesses.

"It may be that someone witnessed something which initially didn’t seem important, but on reflection could be relevant to our enquiry.

"Detectives were in the area on Sunday carrying out anniversary checks, hoping to trigger the memory of potential witnesses.

"Beat managers and officers local to the area have increased their patrols and engagement with the community, and are continuing to support the victim."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Insp Craske via the non-emergency 101 number, quoting crime reference 36/13082/21.

Information can also be provided via a publicly accessible online portal via https://mipp.police.uk/operation/363719P01-PO1.

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