Manhunt for rapist after woman attacked in street

The 33-year-old victim was assaulted after being approached by a man in Dundee on Friday night.

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Dundee: The woman was attacked in Derwent Avenue on Friday night.

A manhunt has been launched after a woman was raped in a Dundee street.

The 33-year-old victim was attacked after being approached by a man in Derwent Avenue between 11pm and 11.50pm on Friday night.

The man was described as stocky and aged between 30 and 50.

Officers are working closely with the woman, and providing her with support.

Detective inspector Keith Anderson said:  “A significant number of inquiries are being carried out in order to identify the man responsible for this attack.  

“Specialist officers have been carrying out house-to-house inquiries and they are studying CCTV footage from in and around the area to gather additional information.

“This is a busy residential area and we are extremely keen to seek the assistance of the public.  

“I am urging anyone who was in the area of Derwent Avenue late on Friday night who saw anyone acting suspiciously, or who has any information that may help our investigation to contact us as soon as possible. 

“I would also urge anyone driving in that area of Dundee, who has dashcam footage to come forward.

“This crime will no doubt be of concern to the local community, however I would like to reassure local residents that this is an isolated incident.  

“We have additional officers patrolling the area, and anyone with concerns should have no hesitation in speaking to them.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.