Detectives ask Boston residents to help in rape investigation

Police news.
Police news.

Detectives investigating a rape in Derbyshire believe some Boston residents may have information that could help police track down the offender.

Officers are continuing a lengthy inquiry into allegations made by a woman, aged 50 at the time of the offence, that she was raped in her home on Westlea in Clowne.

The offence happened sometime between 1.45-2.10am on Thursday, August 26, 2010. But despite extensive enquiries by Derbyshire officers, the offender has not been traced.

Det Sgt Ryan Finnegan said: “We have forensic evidence which we hope will help us build a case against the offender or eliminate any innocent suspects. During the past few years we have carried out DNA screening of local men but have so far not succeeded in identifying a suspect.

“We now have information that some people from Boston were staying in the Clowne area at the time and may have known the victim. We think they may be able help us.

“It’s vitally important that we try everything we can to get justice for the victim in this case. If anyone has any information that would lead us to the offender they can contact me by ringing 101 (if calling from Lincolnshire, press # and say ‘Derbyshire Police’ when prompted), or pass information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”