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Police launch investigation after teenage girl makes allegation of rape in Harlow Town Centre

Crime / Tue 16th Nov 2021 pm30 05:19pm

DETECTIVES from the Public Protection Unit are appealing for information and witnesses following an alleged rape in Harlow.

A teenage girl reported that the assault took place in an alleyway off of Post Office Walk, Harlow, between 5.30pm and 6.30pm yesterday evening, Monday 15 November. 

Detective Inspector Brian Palombella, who has been leading the investigation, said:

“Following the incident, the victim spoke with two women and a man in Harlow town centre to ask for help, as she believed the suspect may have been following her. 

“If you were one of these individuals, I’d ask that you please get in touch with us as you may hold crucial information.

“I know this will be alarming for the local community, but please rest assured that our teams have been working through the night into today to follow all lines of enquiry.

“If you may have witnessed the incident, have Ring doorbell footage from the area or have any information which may aid our investigation, please contact us.”

The incident number to quote is 1069 of 15 November.

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.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org.

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