Investigation launched following attempted rape in Burton

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after an attempted rape in Burton.

The attempted rape reportedly happened at a property on Ashby Road at approximately 2330 GMT last night (Tuesday 2 February).

The victim, a woman, is currently receiving support from specially-trained officers.

Now detectives are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Ashby Road area at around 11.30pm on Tuesday – along with motorists with dashcam footage who may have been travelling through at the time.

Detective Inspector Gemma Black, of the force’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offences team, said:

“At around 12.10am this morning, we received a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted in Burton.

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries today to establish the full circumstances of the incident. However, we are still in the early stages of our investigation.

“I am particularly keen to speak to witnesses who were in the Ashby Street area of the town at approximately 11.50pm last night or have dashcam footage to contact police.”


Anyone with any information, CCTV or dashcam footage should contact Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website www.staffordshire.police.uk or via their Facebook or Twitter pages quoting incident number 21 of 3 February.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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