CCTV released as police hunt man who broke into woman’s home and raped her
An awful incident.
Police are hunting for a man who broke into a woman’s home while she was sleeping and raped her.
Detectives investigating the rape have now released CCTV footage and are urgently appealing for the public’s help in identifying the man shown, who they would like to speak to.
The incident took place at around 5.30am on Sunday 2 October, on Ordford Lane in Warrington.
The unknown male entered a house and raped the sleeping woman who lived there.
He was then seen carrying a suitcase as he left, believed to have been stolen from the victim’s house.
He’s described as wearing a Jack Jones top and a black coloured coat, dark jeans, and white trainers.
It’s thought that he walked along O’Leary Street after the attack.
People in the area are being urged to be vigilant and keep their doors and windows locked.
Superintendent Evans said: “The investigation is very much ongoing with a number of enquiries underway and as part of these we are keen to identify the man shown in the CCTV footage as we believe he may be able to help with our investigation.
“We know that the man was walking away from the area, carrying a suitcase, a short time after the incident occurred, he was last sighted passing by Peninsular House on O’Leary Street.
“I am appealing to anyone who may recognise the man and I would also like to urge the man himself to come forward and contact us.
“The same goes to anyone who has any video footage – dashcam, video doorbell or home security – that they have not yet passed to police.”
Superintendent Evans added: “Thankfully, attacks such as these are extremely rare – nevertheless, I would urge residents to be vigilant and make sure their homes are well secured.
“I hope that our large police presence in the area will reassurance those in the local community that we are working tirelessly to find the man responsible, and I would urge anyone who or information that may help us to speak to an officer.”
Anyone who believes that they may have information in relation to the incident, report it to Cheshire Constabulary via the online portal, or call 101 quoting IML 1379409.
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