Police have found DNA of rapist who tried to murder woman in Ilkeston

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Police have revealed they have the DNA of the monster who raped and tried to murder a woman in Ilkeston.

They have also released a number of images of people who were in the area around the time the attack took place and who they would like to talk to.

The independent charity Crimestoppers has offered a reward of £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the horrific attack which happened in the early hours of Sunday, November 26.

As the victim was walking along Queens Avenue the man grabbed hold of her, attempted to strangled her and then raped her.

Police have released a video containing the images of the people they would like to speak to - which you can watch at the top of this article - and we have published them below.

This person was in Corporation Road at 1.34am

This person was in Corporation Road at 1.34am

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Meadows, who is leading the investigation, said: “The DNA will help to exclude people from our inquiries, therefore, if you are suspicious of a friend, associate, neighbour or family member please contact our team.

This person was at the Asda petrol Station in Nottingham Road at 2.12am

This person was at the Asda petrol Station in Nottingham Road at 2.12am

“We have also released pictures of people who were in the area that we would like to speak to in connection with our inquiries.

Do you know this person? They were outside Coral bookmakers in Nottingham Road at 2.22am

Do you know this person? They were outside Coral bookmakers in Nottingham Road at 2.22am

These people were at the Asda petrol station in Nottingham Road at 2.40am

These people were at the Asda petrol station in Nottingham Road at 2.40am

“If you have any information in relation to this horrendous attack please contact our dedicated team.”

This person was on CCTV outside the Bull's Head pub at Little Hallam Hill at 2.51am

This person was on CCTV outside the Bull's Head pub at Little Hallam Hill at 2.51am

Officers would also like to speak to anybody that was on the Trent Barton number two bus from Nottingham to Ilkeston on the morning of Sunday, November 26. The bus left Nottingham just after 3.15am and arrived in Nottingham Road, Ilkeston at 3.40am.

This person was on CCTV outside Coral bookmakers in Nottingham Road

This person was on CCTV outside Coral bookmakers in Nottingham Road

The attacker is white, 5ft 7in to 5ft 9in tall, aged between 35 and 45 and slim. He was wearing a hooded grey tracksuit.

Can you help police? This person was outside Coral bookmakers in Nottingham Road

Can you help police? This person was outside Coral bookmakers in Nottingham Road

This people were outside the Bulls Head in Little Hallam Hill

This people were outside the Bulls Head in Little Hallam Hill

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the dedicated Derbyshire police team by calling 101 quoting reference number 17000514655 or click here and complete and submit the form. Using this method will not qualify for a Crimestoppers reward.

This person was in Queen's Avenue at 5.47am

This person was in Queen's Avenue at 5.47am

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This person was in Hallam Fields Road at 6.15am

This person was in Hallam Fields Road at 6.15am

Leaflets which describes the attack, the reward on offer and the latest information about the DNA will be handed out by safer neighbourhood officers from Derbyshire police to members of the public in Ilkeston.

This man was at a car park off Bath Street at 6.52pm

This man was at a car park off Bath Street at 6.52pm

On the leaflet is an image police released in December of a man they believe is the attacker. Officers have urged members of the public to look at the images and see if they recognise the person portrayed in them.

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The horrendous attack left the community of Ilkeston in a state of shock. Since the incident, the police have kept a heavy presence in the town and have issued appeals for information.

Police have issued this new leaflet which is being sent to members of the public

Police have issued this new leaflet which is being sent to members of the public

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