Appeal to trace two drivers after woman raped near nightclub

The incident happened around 1am last Saturday near Styx nightclub in Glenrothes.

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Police are looking to trace two drivers after a woman was raped near a nightclub in Fife.

The 39-year-old was targeted near Styx nightclub in Glenrothes in the early hours of Saturday, April 30.

Officers are attempting to trace the drivers and occupants of two cars seen in the area around the time of the attack with detectives hoping they may have vital information.

The first car is a silver or grey saloon taxi that was seen being driven from the Tanshall roundabout onto Caskieberran Road. It stopped for a short time near the junction with Cromarty Court before moving to outside Styx nightclub, where it picked up four men and left the area.

The second is a dark-coloured Audi or BMW car with five spoke alloy wheels that was parked on Caskieberran Road outside Styx between 12:40 am and 1:05 am. The occupants are believed to have had a conversation with people standing outside the club.

This car was then driven along Caskieberran Road westward, turned at the Tanshall roundabout, then parked again in front of the club.

Officers are also appealing to a group of around five women present around Tanshall roundabout who they believe may have spoken with the victim after the assault occurred.

Detective inspector Graeme Dursley said: “Through CCTV enquires we have identified these two vehicles that were in the general area around the time that the sexual assault happened.

“I would urge the owners of the cars to come forward, along with their occupants that night. In addition, if anyone was driving in the area at the time and has dash-cam footage that could assist with our investigation, then please call us.

“We are also keen to speak to a group of around five women who were near to the Tanshall roundabout and may have spoken to the victim after the assault happened. You could have really important information and I urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help officers with their investigation is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 0499 of Saturday, April 30, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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