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Detectives reveal they have DNA in connection with the attempted murder of a woman in Ilkeston

Posted on 14th February 2018

In the early hours of Sunday, November 26 a woman was walking along Queens Avenue, when she was approached by a man. He grabbed hold of her, strangled her and then raped her.

Officers investigating the attempted murder have now revealed that they have the offender's DNA and are able to exclude people from their enquiries.

A number of images of people who were in the area around the time of the attack have also been released.

DCI Gareth Meadows who is leading the investigation said: “The DNA will help to exclude people from our enquiries, therefore if you are suspicious of a friend, associate, neighbour or family member please contact our team.

“We have also released pictures of people who were in the area that we would like to speak to in connection with our enquiries.

“We would also like to speak to anyone that was on Trent Barton, the two bus from Nottingham to Ilkeston that morning. The bus left Nottingham just after 3.15am and arrived in Ilkeston, Nottingham Road at 3.40am.

“If you have any information in relation to this horrendous attack please contact our dedicated team.”

A reward of £10,000 has been offered by the independent charity Crimestoppers in connection with this investigation. The reward will be available to anyone that provides information anonymously to Crimestoppers which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Anyone with information can contact our dedicated team by calling 101 quoting reference number 17000514655 or click this link https://mipp.police.uk/ and complete and submit the form. Using this method will not qualify for a Crimestoppers reward.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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