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Police Hunt ‘Foreign’ Man Who Raped Male Student in Alley in Plymouth, England

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Police are hunting a black man with an accent “similar” to a Jamaican accent who dragged a 19-year-old male student into an alley and sexually assaulted him in Plymouth, England.

The teenager was walking along Armada Street near Drake’s Reservoir in the early hours of Thursday morning when he was approached by a man who engaged him in conversation, Plymouth Live reports.

The man, described as 5’4″, black, with short dark hair and speaking with a “foreign” accent “similar” to a Jamaican accent, wasted little time before dragging the victim down an alleyway running between Amity Place and Waterloo Street in North Hill and subjecting him to an “oral rape”.

Police officers with Plymouth’s Sexual Offences and Domestic Abuse Investigation Team (SODAIT) have launched an inquiry, telling Plymouth Live they hope residents around the area of Greenbank and North Hill can come forward with CCTV footage recorded between 2:30 a.m. and 3:15 a.m.

They also hope they will be able to glean valuable information from dash-cam footage recorded by taxi drivers and other motorists passing through the area around those times, which may have captured the movements of the suspect or his victim.

Investigators believe the victim had been at the Barbican Leisure Park on Wednesday evening, before walking along Gdynia Way and up Tothill Avenue and Greenbank Road before turning west towards Armada Street, where he was attacked around 2:50 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Police are asking that anyone with information, CCTV, or dash-cam footage covering the locus of the crime to call them on the 101 non-emergency number, email 101@dc.police.uk, or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111.

Respondents should quote crime reference CR/045010/18.

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