Teenage rape victim stabs her attacker as he dragged her into alleyway
Teenage rape victim manages to stab her attacker as he dragged her into an alleyway in late-night assault
- The girl stabbed her attacker in the side, back or abdomen with a sharp object
- West Mercia Police believe the rapist, still at large, may be seriously injured
- Detective Chief Inspector Steve Tonks said: ‘This was a terrifying incident for this young woman and one that has caused concern in the local community’
A teenage girl stabbed a rapist after she was brutally attacked in the early hours of Saturday.
The young victim was approached by a man who dragged her into an alleyway between Trent Close and Worcester Road and raped her in Droitwich, Worcestershire at around 3am on May 5.
She managed to grab a sharp object and stabbed the rapist’s body before escaping.
The alley behind Trent Close where the attack occurred in Droitwich
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Tonks said: ‘This was a terrifying incident for this young woman and one that has caused concern in the local community.
‘It is important we catch this man as soon possible and I’d urge anyone who witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident or who has any information that could help with our enquiries to get in touch.
‘The victim fought the man off and in the process we suspect he has suffered a stab wound to his side, back or abdomen.
‘It is possible that he sought medical attention for this or attempted to treat it himself at home.
‘Do you know someone who suffered a stab wound over the weekend? If so, we would l like to hear from you.
‘We are thoroughly investigating this incident and specially trained officers are supporting the victim.
‘The support of the public will be key to helping us catch the offender and any information no matter how small could be vital.’
The brave teen stabbed her attacker in the back, side or abdomen with ‘a sharp object’
Forensics officers have been at the scene in a bid to trace any DNA left by the attacker.
Local Faye Hildred said ‘We were driving into Droitwich for the day and we saw a forensics and police everywhere.
‘The entry to the alleyway was all taped off and at first we thought it might have been a burglary, but I figured it must be something very serious from the amount of police.
‘It’s quite sad and of course very scary – that poor girl. It really makes you think twice about your safety.’
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