Police hunt ‘stocky man’ suspected of raping woman in busy residential area

Police have launched a manhunt following the alleged rape of a woman in a ‘busy residential area’ on Friday night.

The incident reportedly happened between 11pm and 11.50pm on Derwent Avenue in Dundee, with police appealing for witnesses after a 33-year-old woman was attacked.

A search is underway to find a white man, aged between 30 and 50-years-old, and described as having a “stocky” build.

While CCTV is being reviewed from the area, police have requested that drivers with dashcams who may have been in the area on Friday night come forward with footage.

While authorities are also urging locals to remain calm amid the alarming news.

Tayside Police have shared information about the attack on social media and are appealing for anyone with information that might help snare the attacker to come forward.

Detective Inspector Keith Anderson confirmed there would be additional officers patrolling the area and encouraged the public to speak to them.

He said in a statement: "A significant number of inquiries are being carried out in order to identify the man responsible for this attack.

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"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.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers through 101 quoting reference number 4610 of October 30, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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