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Channel TV to help SoJP reconstruct assault appeal


EMBARG"D UNTIL 7 AM ON TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER

STATES of Jersey Police have staged a reconstruction of the events leading up to a serious sexual assault in the hope that Islanders will come forward with essential information which could help them catch a man who they believe raped a 14 year old girl in September this year.
 
The victim says that she was walking in Val Plaisant at around 10pm on Friday 28th September when a man stopped to offer her a lift. She was going to meet up with friends in Snow Hill but after she got in the car, the man, who is described as a Portuguese male between 30 and 35 years old, drove her to a gravel car park on Rue du Pont Marquet in St Brelade's and raped her.
 
Channel Television filmed the reconstruction with assistance from the States of Jersey Police, and it will be screened on Tuesday 18th December at 6 pm. It will also be placed on their website.
 
Det Insp Chris Beechey, who is in charge of the Force´s Reactive Investigation Team said ´When this assault happened, we made prominent appeals through the media for people to come forward and help us identify this man. Despite considerable help from the public already, we have not caught the man responsible for this assault and are appealing once again for their assistance. The key aspects that we have concentrated on in this reconstruction are the features of the car which the victim described to us in detail, and which we hope will be able to identify the man involved.'
 
´We do not know the exact make and model of the car but we believe that it was a dark coloured hatchback, and that it had a child´s black out blind in the rear driver's side passenger window, a baby seat in the back (also behind the driver), and a fishing rod leaning in-between the front and rear seats. It had a built in stereo with yellow or orange buttons and a digital clock. There was a black CD case on the floor. The seats were a dark coloured material and the mats / carpets in the car were also dark.
 
´We would urge anyone who has information about this car to come forward and contact us. We can eliminate people from our enquiries very easily, but we do need to focus on the vehicle used and we hope that someone who sees the reconstruction will recognise the items in the car, and come forward. We can be contacted direct (Reactive Investigation Team) on 612200 or persons may prefer to give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 
˜On the night of the attack the victim was wearing black shorts, black sh"s and a white and blue jacket. She had a slim build and shoulder length dark hair.´

Detective Inspector Chris Beechey
Reactive Investigation Team

 

 

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