Woore - man with serious injuries - police tape by jayneandd

Detectives are hunting a man with an octopus tattoo who attacked and raped a woman in a park area of Woore.

The attack happened in a park area on Audlem Road in the quiet Shropshire village eight miles south of Nantwich.

Officers say it happened in the early hours of Saturday (September 12) between 12.30am and 1am.

A 26-year-old woman was approached by a man described as white, late 20s/early 30s, 6ft tall with short dark hair, described as messy.

He had dark stubble with an Octopus tattoo on his right shoulder with tentacles coming up the neck.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Shropshire Detective Chief Inspector Steve Cook said: “An investigation has been launched into this incident and we’re appealing for help from members of the public as our enquiries continue.

“The offender is described as having quite a distinctive tattoo, an Octopus on his right shoulder with tentacles coming up the neck.

“If anyone recognises the description and think they know who the man may be then we would urge them to get in contact with us.”

Additional officers are in the area to both carry out enquiries into the incident and offer reassurance.

Any witnesses should ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 0033_I_12092020 or information can be reported online at www.westmercia.police.uk under the Tell Us About section.

Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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