Woman raped in layby near A40 or B4215 in Highnam

POLICE are are appealing information after a man raped a woman in a layby in Highnam last week. 

At around 4.30pm last Sunday (August 21) a man in a white van pulled over into a gravel layby on Two Mile Lane between the A40 or B4215 and approached a woman.

He pushed her to the ground, sexually assaulted and raped her.

The suspect was described as a white, tanned man, aged in his mid to late 20s, with short dark hair. He then left the scene in the white van. 

Officers would like to speak to anyone who thinks they may have seen the vehicle on the A40 or B4215 at around 4.30pm and 5pm that day.

Specialist officers have been working with the victim for the past week while the investigation has progressed with CCTV searches and forensic works. Officers are now in a position to appeal for the public’s help.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, the suspect or the vehicle in the area at the time or have relevant CCTV or dashcam footage are encouraged to get in touch.

You can contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through their website, quoting incident 348 of August 21 or you can also call police on 101 or give information anonymously to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online.

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