Clowne: Police launch fresh appeal in ongoing rape investigation

The incident occurred at an address on Westlea in Clowne
The incident occurred at an address on Westlea in Clowne

Detectives are launching a fresh appeal for information in the investigation of a rape in Clowne in 2010.

Officers are continuing a lengthy inquiry into allegations made by a woman, who was 50 years old at the time, that she was raped in her home in Westlea in the village.

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

Detective Sergeant 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.”

“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 the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”