Bristol woman raped while walking to work in early hours
- 4 April 2014
- From the section Bristol
A woman, aged in her thirties, has been raped in the Southville area of Bristol, police said.
She was walking to work at 05:30 BST on Thursday when she was grabbed from behind by a man and pulled into an alleyway off Dean Lane.
The man has been described by police as medium build and wearing a hooded top with a scarf across his face.
Avon and Somerset Police said the woman had "been through a terrible ordeal" and they were appealing for help.
"I would like to reassure residents that we are carrying out a full and thorough investigation and have dedicated officers carrying out a number of inquiries," said Det Insp Mike Buck.
Anyone with information has been asked to contact the force as soon as possible.