Tattooed man sought following rape

Tattoo drawn by victim

Tattoo drawn by victim

First published in Devon

 Detectives are looking for a man with a distinctive tattoo following a rape in Callington.

The victim, a young woman, was attacked at about ten past midnight, Saturday, November 17, as she walked home alone along Launceston Road (A388). She had earlier left the Swingletree Pub in Kelly Bray and was walking towards Callington. Her attacker confronted her at the junction of Isacombe Oaks.

The suspect had a distinctive tattoo on his right thigh. This tattoo is known as a Triquetra or Celtic Knot (image attached).

Notably, he is described as smelling of antiseptic or bleach.

He is described as a white man, aged in his 20s or 30s and of wiry or athletic build. He is taller than 5’7. He wore a slightly faded, red hooded top with a pocket at the front. The hood was up and the drawstrings were pulled tight around his face. He wore dark jeans and white trainers with a red trim - similar to a Nike tick.

The Police would like to hear from anyone who knows someone who matches such a description or has such a tattoo on their right hip.

‘Such an incident in this area is very rare indeed. We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or may have been making their way home after an evening out. The red hooded top is distinctive and may jog someone’s memory. The tattoo and its location will be unique to only a few individuals.’

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference BN/12/751

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