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New appeal for information following cold case review of stranger rape in Godalming

Alert message sent 24/01/2018 11:17:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Dear Citizen,

We're contacting you to ask for your help in solving a crime that happened 35 years ago around the Broadwater Lake area in Godalming. A 16 year old girl was sexually assaulted by a middle-aged man as she sat on the grass reading. This man has never been found.

Now with the benefit of a cold case review and new advances in forensic science a DNA profile of the offender has been produced. We have reopened the case and are now actively appealing for your help to find the person responsible.

At the time the suspect was described as white, between 40-50 years old, slim build with a paunch. He was around 5ft 10" tall with light, greying hair and a moustache. He also had a short, cut beard. One memorable feature about the man was the fact that he had a dog with him, a terrier type, possibly Yorkshire terrier, which he carried under his arm.

You can read more about this case on the Surrey Police website but if you have any information that can help solve this crime please call us on 101 quoting Operation Fresco and reference number PR/45170055029.
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Helen Williamson (Surrey Police, Comms Officer, Corp Comms)

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