Teenage boy pictured by police after young girl is raped in alleyway

Pictured: Teenage boy police want to speak to after young girl is raped in alleyway

  • Detectives have launched an appeal after a girl was raped in Bristol city centre
  • She met a boy who separated her from her group of friends before attacking her
  • The police have shared a picture of a man dressed in all black in appeal to public

Police have released an image of a teenage boy they want to identify after a young girl was raped in a Bristol alleyway last summer.

Detectives have launched an appeal after the girl was raped in Bristol city centre after being separated from her friends during the summer in 2021.

They have also released an image of an adult and young child who they say may have witnessed the attack.

Detective Constable Toby Hayes, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: ‘This was a truly awful offence on an innocent young girl.

‘She was out socialising in Bristol city centre last summer when she met a boy who separated her from her friends and attacked her in an alleyway.

Police have released an image of a teenage boy they want to identify after a young girl was raped in a Bristol alleyway last summer (pictured)

‘We’ve worked tirelessly to investigate this incident but regrettably we are yet to identify the offender.

‘Due to the nature of the offence and the ages of those involved we’ve been keen to protect them from this incident being reported in the media and talked about online; however, we have now reached a point in our inquiry where we need the public’s help.

‘We’re releasing an image of a young man dressed all in black who we hope the public might be able to tell us who he is.

‘We’re also asking for the public’s help to identify an adult and a young child in other images we’re releasing as we think they may have witnessed part of the incident.

‘We appreciate the images aren’t the best quality but we still hope someone might recognise those in them and help us obtain justice for the victim.’

Anyone who can help is urged to call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221144902, or complete the online appeals form.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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