Cornwall

Callington rape attacker had tattoo

  • 27 November 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
Tattoo
Image caption The attacker had a tattoo like this on his right thigh

Police are hunting a man with a distinctive tattoo after a young woman was raped in Cornwall.

The attacked happened at the junction of Isacombe Oaks and the Launceston Road in Callington early on Sunday morning.

The victim had earlier been in a nearby pub, police said.

Officers said that the suspect had a Celtic knot-style tattoo on his right thigh. He also smelt of antiseptic or bleach.

'Very rare incident'

The attacker is described as a white man, aged in his 20s or 30s and of wiry or athletic build and taller than 5ft 7in. He wore a slightly faded, red hooded top with a pocket at the front.

Police said: "Such an incident in this area is very rare indeed. We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or may have been making their way home after an evening out.

"The red hooded top is distinctive and may jog someone's memory. The tattoo and its location will be unique to only a few individuals."

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