Cops at supermarket tomorrow in bid to snare rapist

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Police have stepped up their hunt for a rapist who struck in an Ilkeston residential street.

Officers are holding two street meet events this week so residents can share concerns and give the police information after a woman was attacked in Queens Avenue in the early hours of Sunday, November 25.

Tomorrow, officers will be at the Tesco supermarket in Rutland Street between 9am and 2.30pm.

Police carry out inquiries into a sexual assault in Ilkeston

Police carry out inquiries into the rape

And on Friday they will be at the Post Office in Nottingham Road between 9am and 2.30pm.

On the 25th, the woman got off a bus in Nottingham Road at around 4am and, as she was walking along Queens Avenue, she was approached by a man wearing a hoody who grabbed her and raped her.

Sergeant Damien Shannon, the safer neighbourhoods sergeant for Erewash, said: “Members of the public who have any concerns or information in relation to this incident should come along to these events.

“Pieces of information, no matter how small they may seem, could be absolutely crucial in finding the person responsible.

“If you can’t make the event but still want to speak to an officer then please call 101 quoting reference number 17000514655.”