E-fit released in Basildon rape investigation

Detectives investigating a report of a rape in Basildon have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to.

The attack is reported to have happened in March or April of last year in the Felmores area after a man guided a girl to an alleyway claiming it was a shortcut.

He is described as white, around 5ft 8in tall, slim, with black hair and was wearing a black ring on his finger. It’s believed he may be in his 20s.

Detective Inspector Kevin Hughes of the Serious Crime Directorate, who is leading the investigation, said: “Although it has now been some time since the alleged offence, we’re hopeful that someone may recognise the man pictured or have information that can help us.”

If you recognise this man or have any CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage from the area that may have captured the events leading up to the incident, please get in contact with Essex Police.

You can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote crime reference 42/14813/22.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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