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Raped at Knife Point

Raped at Knife Point

6:39pm 23rd February 2010
(Updated 6:58pm 24th February 2010)

It's been described by police as one of the worst sexual assaults in North Yorkshire in the last three decades.

More details are coming to light on the attack on a teenager in Acomb on Saturday.

Minster FM met up with Dectective Superintendent Lewis Raw today at the scene of the attack, a field in Acomb which links Westfield Place and Grange Lane.

We were told the 18 year old was raped at knife point.

Police officers are now checking CCTV footage from across York to ascertain whether the teenager was followed home from her place of work in York City Centre.

She left work and boarded the number 1 First bus out of York to Acomb. She got off the bus about a quarter-of-an-hour later and walked the rest of the way. It's then that she was attacked.

The victim has now revealed her attacker smelt of alcohol. Detective's are checking CCTV at local off-licences in York.

An Efit of the suspect has also been released (see picture).

Women are being urged to be vigilant with their personal safety until this man is caught. They're being told not to walk in to poorly lit issolated areas and not to be alone after dark.

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