Hunt for rapist with facial skull and crossbones tattoo (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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16-year-old attacked near Star Lane DLR station in Newham last year
Police are hunting a man with a skull and crossbones tattoo on his right cheek suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl.
The victim was attacked on November 30 last year at around 4am near Star Lane DLR station in Newham.
She was making her way from Cody Road, where she had been at an all-night rave, to Canning Town station, when she was approached from behind by the suspect and attacked.
Police believe the man may live in Waltham Forest.
Detectives have released an artist’s impression of a skull and crossbones tattoo on the suspect’s right cheek which, according to police, appears haphazard and not professionally finished.
It is thought the suspect also attended the rave and may have been in the area earlier that night.
He is described as a tall black man in his early 20s who was wearing dark clothing including a hooded top, possibly with a Ralph Lauren logo, dark tracksuit bottoms with two white stripes down each leg and white Nike Airforce trainers with a tick on both sides.
No arrests have yet been made. Enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Suzie Chantry from the sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command on 0208 217 7474 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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