Anyone who recognises the woman pictured is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/063708/22

Alleged rape in Barnstaple - Police seek key witness

Joseph Bulmer

Police are trying to identify the woman pictured as a potential witness in connection to an incident of rape in Barnstaple.

It’s believed that the woman may have spoken to the suspect on Queen Street in the early hours of Sunday, July 17, prior to the incident taking place.

She may have information, vital to the investigation.

Officers are investigating a report of rape which took place in the Park Lane area between 3.30am and 4.30am on Sunday, July 17.

A 23-year-old man remains on police bail in connection to this incident.

Anyone who recognises the woman pictured is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/063708/22.

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