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Police issue E-fit after victim reports being raped in woodland near Leybourne


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Police have issued an e-fit image of a man they want to question after a girl came forward to say she had been raped two years ago in Leybourne.

The victim said the incident happened in June or July 2019, when she was still a child.

An E-fit picture of the rape suspect (53193043)
An E-fit picture of the rape suspect (53193043)

She said she was approached by a man she did not know in a woodland area where he raped her.

He is described as white, in his late 40s, of average build, 5ft 5ins, with green eyes.

Det Insp Richard Pringle, of the Maidstone Vulnerability Investigation Team, said: "While this incident happened two years ago, the victim has now been able to assist us in the creation of a computer-generated image of the suspect.

"We are urging anybody who believes they recognise the person or who has any other information to call the appeal line."

Anybody with information should call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 26/216417/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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