Kent Police release new details of man they’re looking for in rape investigation

Kent Police realease description of man they want to speak to after a rape was reported friday morning.

Kent Police were called at 3:41am on friday to reports of a rape that had taken place near the junction of Canterbury and University road, next to Kent University.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are currently carrying out an investigation while enquries are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Gossett, described the incident as a ‘distressing an heinous offence’.

He said: “Our number one priority is ensuring the victim receives all of the necessary care and support.

“We are conducting ongoing eunqiries and now have a description of the man we would like to speak with.

“He is described as being white and his 20s or  30s. At the time he was wearing dark clothing and has very short, cropped, dirty blonde hair.”

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to call call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/022663/17.

Or you call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Kent University offered advice for their students after this horrendous incident.

They said: ” If you’re thinking of a night out, don’t forget to plan how to get home safely.

“Students are encouraged to remind themselves of our student guide to personal safety and you can find out more about our on-campus security provision on our Campus Security pages.”

Sean McPolin

Sean is a third-year multimedia journalism student and News Editor for Unified. He has had work used at BBC, ITV, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and the Daily Mail. He's an aspiring online journalist with a key interest in sports, and has written for the Mirror Sport and Mail Online.

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