Hunt for man who raped cyclist a week ago ongoing

A 33-year-old was pushed from her bike before being raped last Friday.

Hunt for man who raped cyclist a week ago ongoing STV News

Investigations into the rape of a woman in Dundee remains ongoing a week after the attack took place.

The 33-year-old cyclist was riding her BMX on Derwent Avenue in Kirkton when she was assaulted at around 11.30pm last Friday.

A man pushed her from her bike before subjecting her to the sex attack near to Balgowan Square.

Police say a dedicated team of detectives are carrying out extensive inquiries as they appeal for information in a bid to catch the man responsible.

He is describes as white and aged around 40-years-old with a stocky build and short dark hair.

At the time of the attack he was wearing a dark jacket.

Officers remain in the local area where they are speaking to residents and examining CCTV footage. 

Detective Inspector Darren Stewart from the National Rape Task Force at Dundee said:  “Whilst we understand that this crime has caused concern amongst the local community, I would like to reassure people that we are completely focused on tracing the man responsible for this serious sexual assault and we are doing everything possible to identify him as soon as possible.

“I cannot stress enough the crucial role that the public can play in assisting with this investigation. I would urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem to come forward.

“This is a busy residential area, and I would ask anyone who was there late on Friday evening to cast your mind back and think about whether you may have seen a man acting suspiciously, or matching the description given. 

“If you saw the woman with her bike, or indeed anything out of the ordinary, then it is vital that we speak to you.  I would also ask anyone driving in the area with dash-cam footage to contact us as soon as possible.

“If you have any information at all, no matter how small you may think the detail might be, then phone us and let us determine that.  Your piece of information may be essential to this inquiry.

“Uniformed officers are continuing to carry out extra patrols to provide public reassurance to the local community.  If you have any concerns regarding this incident, please speak to officers.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact officers at Dundee through 101.

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