Kings Gardens ‘rape’ investigation – Still no CCTV or E-Fit (

29th February 2016

Photo: Crime scene, Kings Gardens, Southport

• Still no CCTV 

• No information to which pub woman and attacker met

• Attacker must still be at large.


Update (Monday February 29)

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.

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Rape investigation – Kings Gardens, Southport (

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.


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