Kent Police officers have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to as part of an investigation into the rape of a woman in Margate.
It was reported that the offence took place at a property in Cliftonville in the early hours of Saturday 13 November 2021 after the victim met a man in Northdown Road near Zion Place.
Following a number of enquiries, including forensic testing and CCTV reviews, police are now able to issue images of a man they believe could help officers establish the circumstances of the incident.
Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/231546/21.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
What was anyone doing out in the early hours? As a pensioner I don’t even go out after dark, and always carry a “Criminal Identifier” with me at all times! These look like a small Pepper spray, but emit a jet of water soluble paint up to 3 meters. It will temporarily blind someone, and can be washed out of the eyes, they are perfectly legal, and only cost about £8.00. In the last 5 years I have had to threaten to use it 3 times, after being accosted by potential criminals in the street!
People are allowed to go out dark or not.
Pinta, you wouldn’t walk across a motorway would you, or along a railway track, because if you did you would have a good chance of getting killed! No, its common sense to take precautionary measures to avoid danger, so don’t go out alone in the dark if you can help it. Saying its my right to be able to walk where and when I like, is just tempting fate!
Overall, I’m sorry you feel so frightened of our streets at nighttime.
But how about you advise rapists to stop raping people, rather than suggesting the majority of the population up scale their defences against rapists? It is rapists, after all, who are to blame for their actions. Not rape victims.
Plus… the article states that the victim was attacked at a property. Not on a street outside. A large proportion of rapists are known by their victims.