Police issue e-fit of man being sought in connection with rape in Lancaster nightclub (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Police issue e-fit of man being sought in connection with rape in Lancaster nightclub
9:53am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
DETECTIVES investigating the rape of an 18-year-old student in Lancaster have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to.
The incident occurred at around 12.30am on Tuesday, October 1, when the woman was confronted by a man as she left a toilet cubicle in The Sugarhouse, in the centre of the city.
She was pushed back inside the cubicle where she was raped.
She managed to fend off her attacker before running from the toilets to raise the alarm.
The man has since been described as white, about 6ft tall with blond hair and aged between 18 and 30-years-old.
He was wearing a light coloured short sleeved top with no collar, but he may also have been wearing a long sleeved shirt or jacket and darker trousers.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gilbert said: “We have been working very closely throughout with the victim in this case and she has helped us compile this image of a man we want to speak to.
“I’ve previously asked every man in the club that night to reflect on their evening, and I would like to repeat that appeal.
"If you think it is possible you were involved in this incident, but believe you have a different version of events, then please come forward.
“You might not think you match the description which has been circulated, but if you can relate to various aspects of what has been said about that evening then please contact us so that we can talk about it.
"I am appealing for you to come forward so that you can give your version of what happened that night."
Officers say they are 'still keen' to trace a man captured on CCTV heading towards the ladies’ toilets.
They also want to speak to a second or third year female student, believed to be studying law at Lancaster University, who possibly spoke with the victim in the ladies’ toilets around the time of the incident.
The night, known as 'The Big Night Out', was open to Lonsdale, County and Graduate college students, although police believe members of the public may also have had access to the nightclub that night.
Anybody with any information should contact police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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