Crimestoppers offers up to £3,000 for information after Welwyn Garden City stranger rape

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £3,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the rape of a young woman in her twenties [14 February 2014].

 
The incident happened between 9.30pm on Monday 29 July and 12.20am on Tuesday 30 July 2013 in Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City. The victim was walking from the direction of Hollybush Lane when she was grabbed from behind by a man and attacked.
 
Crimestoppers is offering this reward of up to £3,000 for information passed on directly to the charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this offence.
 
Information given directly to the police or via the Crimestoppers online form will not be eligible for the reward.
 
The offender is described as a white man, with an English accent, with short dark hair and of slim build. He had stubble, his breath smelt strongly and he also smelt strongly of sweat. He was wearing a white gym top with dark lines under the arms and black jeans. A dark coloured five door vehicle was seen in the area around the time of the offence and Police have yet to trace this vehicle.
 
An e-fit, a computer-based image of the criminal, can be seen here: www.crimestoppers-uk.org/unknownsuspects
 
Crimestoppers Eastern Regional Manager Ann Scott said: “Hertfordshire is an extremely safe place to live and thankfully this sort of offence is rare, which makes this incident all the more shocking. Nobody has anything to fear by contacting Crimestoppers if they have information about this offence or if they recognise the person in the e-fit. We never ask for your name or take any personal details. We do not record or trace your call or IP address. You won’t have to give a statement, speak to the police or go to court – we only want to know what you know, not who you are. In the 25 years that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our promise of anonymity so nobody will know you contacted us”.
 
Crimestoppers plays a major part in the fight against crime. 1,000 people contact the charity every day which leads to 20 arrests every day.