House to house enquiries begin as police build up a picture of the teenager who raped a woman in a March park.

Police Cordon off an area down Wigstone's Road, March

Police Cordon off an area down Wigstone's Road, March - Credit: Archant

House to house enquiries have begun as police begin to build up a picture of the teenager who raped a woman in a March park.

Enquiries will continue in the coming days as police gather intelligence in a bid to track down the young man who attacked the woman in her 30s.

Police continue to urge women to take sensible precautions with personal safety after revealing they are looking for a white male aged about 18 years old with no obvious accent.

The Cambridgeshire Serious Sexual Offences Unit have joined forces with Fenland Police to track down the teenager who was wearing a black jacket in North Drive park, near the BMX track.

The incident happened at about 8.50pm on Sunday (6), Mother’s Day, by a bench in the park, which is also known locally as Wigstone’s park.

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Det Sgt David Savill, leading the investigation, said: “Incidents of this nature are rare but I would urge people to take sensible precautions.

“I wouldn’t advise anybody to walk out on their own late at night, don’t go down dark quiet spaces alone late at night, don’t go out running in remote spots.

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“It’s all about sensible precautions.”

The woman had been walking home from a friend’s house when she walked down Wigstone’s Road, into Nene Parade and across the bridge when she lost her way and asked the young man for directions.

It is believed she had simply lost her bearings.

“We are still building up a clear picture of what has happened. She asked him for directions and he raped her near the bench in the park.

“We think the incident lasted for about five minutes and he then ran off but we don’t know in which direction.

“The victim alerted a passing group of people who stayed with her while they called police.

“We are still working our way through talking to these people to find out what happened and what they saw.

“The woman is doing well considering the circumstances of what has happened. She is being looked after by specialist members of our team and is receiving support.

“She also has family and friends with her but its a traumatic experience and she will require further support.”

• Police are urging anybody with information to contact them as investigations continue to track down the rapist.

Anybody with information should call 101 and quote reference CF0095150316.

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