Op Hectare - Rape Case Update 7 November 2019

Officers and Police Staff from the States of Jersey Police continue to work tirelessly to find the man who raped a teenage girl by Gorey Common in the very early hours of Friday, 1 November 2019 (Halloween night).

Every available information source is being used by the team of 24 (including an officer from Devon & Cornwall Police on secondment) to refine timings, identify people who were in the area at the time of the event, and to follow multiple lines of enquiry. Thus far:

  • Nearly 250 house-to-house enquiries have been conducted
  • Over 50 members of the public have been in contact to provide information
  • CCTV from over 15 different sources has been received and is being analysed
  • 24 individuals have been classed as ‘persons of interest’ and enquiries are being made about them and their movements.
  • The description of the attacker has been refined. He is now described as big / strong rather than stocky / muscular
  • We can now confirm that the attack took place in the period between midnight and 00:13, when the victim was picked up by her mother.

Police are particularly keen to speak to the owner of a small hatchback (attached picture), possible silver or grey in colour, that they know left Gorey Pier heading south at 00:01. If they remained on the coast road past the bus stop at Gorey Common, then they will have done so prior to the Liberty Bus, which is known to have passed the scene at 00:06. The driver / passengers of this hatchback may have critical information.

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The police will be conducting a reconstruction at Gorey Common at approximately 19:30 this evening. The aim of this is to highlight the movements of the victim leading up to the attack. It is hoped that the imagery from this will provide a visual prompt to members of the public who are yet to come forward with information.

It is known that at least 65 vehicles passed the scene within the 23:30 to 00:30 so there are still a number of people the police would like to speak to, even if they think they saw nothing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Police on 612214 or 612612, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at


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