Photos appeal as police revisit scene of Newport pub rape

Police investigating a rape at a Newport pub are appealing for people who may have taken photographs in the town on the night to come forward.

The move follows inquiries carried out in the area two weeks since the incident happened.

An investigation was launched after a woman was raped at around 11pm on May 27 - the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend - in the disabled toilets in the New Inn, in Stafford Street.

Officers have now revisited the pub to speak to customers to see if there they were there on the night and can remember anything that may help detectives with their inquiries.

Over the past two weeks efforts have been continuing out to identify the offender and any key witnesses.

Detective Inspector Lee Holehouse, of West Mercia Police, said: "We had a really good response from the people we spoke to.

"Revisiting the scene two weeks on enabled us to identify anyone who was there two weeks ago when the incident happened and helped jog their memory about anything they saw or heard that may by crucial to our inquiries."

The rapist is described as white, over 5ft 8 inches tall, of average build with fairly tanned skin, stubble, green eyes and slicked back hair that was swept to the right. He was wearing a bright green pinstriped shirt.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who was there on the night and took photographs to get in contact as it may be they captured the man in the background.


DI Holehouse added: "We know people have said they took photographs on the night and would urge these people to ring us on 101 and ask to speak to the Operation Spartan investigation team as it could be they've captured something in the background that can help with our enquiries to trace the offender.

"We're also keen for a man who went to use the disabled toilet at around the same time of the incident to come forward as he could be a key witness and hold crucial information to our enquiries. We don't know whether or not what he saw is connected to our enquiries at all but it is important we speak to him so that we can rule this out."

It's believed the man went to use the disabled toilet at around the same time of the incident before going into the men's toilet and passed comment to another man.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 5s 280518 and ask to speak to the Operation Spartan investigation team. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Date: 11 June 2018 | Source: Shropshire Star

More Telford News

 Police arrest drink-drive suspect after car mounts bollards in Newport

A suspected drink driver was arrested after trying to drive down a cycle p..

 BAE Systems bags tank deal with US Marine Corps

Defence giant BAE Systems has bagged a £150 million tank contract with the..

 Academy opens doors to a new generation of engineers

A new academy for budding engineers has been opened by historic manufactur..

 Advisory group meeting over Telford child sexual exploitation

The second meeting of an advisory group looking at child sexual exploitati..

 Telford man admits to arson attack on brother’s home

A 42-year-old Telford man has admitted being involved in a New Year's Eve ..

  Ironbridge Power Station sale: Regeneration a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

The regeneration of the Ironbridge power Station site offers a once in a l..
View More

More UK News

Newspaper headlines: Prosecution call over Gosport hospital deaths

A call for action by the families of hundreds of hospital death victims dominates the headlines

Home Secretary Sajid Javid accuses EU on plans for UK expats

The home secretary says British expats' status after Brexit has not been made clear by the EU

EastEnders special to air real stories of knife crime

The soap will broadcast stories as told by real-life relatives of knife crime, as part of its ongoin..

Vicki Sparks: First female commentator for live World Cup match

Vicki Sparks becomes the first woman to commentate live on a World Cup match in the UK

Pride clothing made in countries where being gay is illegal

Clothing by H&M and Levi's is made in countries where homosexuality is illegal, BBC Newsnight finds..
View More

Telford Businesses

Calendar Countdown

[[countdown here]]

Upcoming Events in Telford

14 Jul 2018

8:30am - 6pm

Adult (16 - 64) - £15

Child (5 -15) - £5.00

Senior (65+) - £14.00

Family - £35

View Details

15 Jul 2018

11am - 4pm

Free Entry

View Details

21 Jul 2018

Saturday - 10am - 5pm

Sunday - 10am - 6.30pm

A ticketed charity gala open-air concert in aid of the Severn Hospice, Brass Night of the Proms, will take place on Saturday evening, 9th July from 7.30pm. Compered by BBC Radio Shropshire presenter, Eric Smith, it will feature the Ifton Colliery Band and the Band of the Royal Signals; covered seating will be provided, or bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic on the grass. Please visit the website for more information.

View Details

04 Aug 2018

Practice starts at 4pm on Friday 3 August

Racing starts on Saturday 4 August at 12noon and Sunday 6 August at 10.30am


View Details
View More