Fresh appeal for information after King’s Gardens rape (otsnews.tv) April 25th, 2016 webteam Latest News Shares Comments Fresh appeal for information after King’s Gardens rape Photo: Crime scene, Kings Gardens, Southport Police have renewed their appeal for information after a woman said she was raped in Southport’s King’s Gardens. Officers were initially called to Talbot Street after reports that a woman was laying in the road in a ‘distressed state.’ The woman told the police she had met her attacker for the first time earlier in the night at a Southport pub. She said he raped her in the King’s Gardens area and then ran off towards the Promenade. Anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 10pm last night or who has any other information that could help the police investigation is asked to call the Unity team on 0151 777 1382 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Update: 25 Feb 2016 Still no arrests made following the alleged rape in Kings Gardens on Tuesday night. Police are desperately trying to find anyone who may have information relating to the incident and urge them to get in touch. Police are still carrying out forensic tests to try and trace an unknown attacker after a 50 year old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted following a night out in the town. No information on the pub in which the alleged attacker and victim was drinking in or any CCTV. Attacker must still be at large. Can you help? Rape investigation – Kings Gardens, Southport (otsnews.tv) Merseyside Police can confirm that an investigation by the force’s Unity team is underway after a woman was raped in Southport on Tuesday night. The incident is believed to have happened in Kings Gardens at around 9pm. Patrols were alerted by a member of the public reporting that they had found a woman lying in nearby Talbot Street in a distressed state. She was checked over by officers at the scene and is currently being supported by the force’s specialist rape investigation team, ‘Unity’. It is believed that she had met her attacker for the first time earlier in the night at a local pub. Detectives are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and trace the man responsible. Following the incident the offender ran off towards the Promenade. Kings Gardens and part of the Promenade have been cordoned off for crime scene investigation work. Anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 10pm last night or who has any other information that could help the police investigation is asked to call the Unity team on 0151 777 1382 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email email@example.com Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!