|Topic:||Attack this morning|
|Posted by:||Jan Porter|
|Gunpoint rape at churchyard|
by PHILIP NETTLETON, Daily Mail
A woman was raped at gunpoint in a churchyard this morning by a man who is believed to have carried out another sex attack hours before.
The rapist was armed with a silver handgun when he forced the 22-year-old woman off the street just before 9am as she walked past St Nicholas Church in Chiswick.
The woman suffered a terrifying ordeal in the grounds of the church near to the banks of the Thames. It is an area of million-pound houses and is close to where Tim Henman used to live.
Her attacker, who is aged about 30, fled after the assault but police are unsure which direction he took. It is unclear whether the victim was beaten during the attack. Detectives said she could have been travelling to work at the time. Police said she had been extremely traumatised and was being spoken to by rape counsellors.
Detectives believe the same man struck at a churchyard in Heston, Hounslow, at 3am. A 21-year-old woman was indecently assaulted by a man matching the description of the rapist. He was also carrying a gun.
A police source said: "These were horrific attacks by a man using the secluded nature of a churchyard to prey on defenceless women.
"There is little doubt they were carried out by the same person. There is every chance this man will strike again and he needs to be stopped. We need anyone with information who may have seen this man, who does have a distinctive look, to contact police."
The police source added: "He must have been hanging round both churchyards at some point and then travelled from Heston to Chiswick, possibly by car or taxi."
Detectives said the suspect is black, 5ft 7, with long dread-locks and a goatee-style beard.
The attacks are being investigated by Hounslow CID and anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-70786/Gunpoint-rape-churchyard.html#ixzz3Oz7ffOwU
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|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Attack this morning||16/01/15 11:56:00||Jan Porter|
|Re:Attack this morning||16/01/15 12:15:00||Charlotte Kasner|
|Re:Re:Attack this morning||16/01/15 12:20:00||Jan Porter|
|Not this morning - September 2001||16/01/15 12:17:00||Andy Rooney|
|Re:Not this morning - September 2001||16/01/15 12:27:00||Jan Porter|
|Re:Not this morning - September 2001||16/01/15 16:41:00||Ian Wylie|
|Re:Re:Not this morning - September 2001||16/01/15 17:15:00||Kate Beard|