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Appeal after teen 'raped' by a stranger in Plymouth

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Published by Emma Carton at 6:53am 25th May 2018. (Updated at 11:50am 25th May 2018)

Teenager 'raped' by a stranger in Plymouth

Police are investigating claims a teenager was raped by a stranger in Plymouth.

Officers say the 19-year-old was forced down an alleyway off Armada Street.

It happened between Amity Place and Waterloo Street in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Devon and Cornwall Police say the suspect is described as a black man with a foreign accent.

The force wants to hear from anyone who saw something, at around 2.15am.

A spokesperson said: "Officers in Plymouth have launched an investigation following an allegation of a stranger rape in the early hours of Thursday morning.

"It is believed that at around 2.15am on 24th May, a 19-year-old man was walking along Armada Street, Plymouth where he was forced down an alleyway and subjected to an oral rape.

"This incident took place within an alleyway between Amity Place and Waterloo Street.

"The suspect is described as a black man with a foreign accent and approximately 5ft 4ins in height.

"Specialist officers are supporting the victim and enquiries are underway.

"Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area before or after the attack, and from anyone who may have any information that could assist police with their enquiries".

Please contact 101@dc.police.uk quoting crime reference CR/045010/18.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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