Heath Rapist e-fit release
computerised image of the man believed to have carried out at least ten attacks
in the South-East of England including a rape on Putney Heath this September has
been released today.
hope the picture will lead to a breakthrough in the biggest manhunt since the
Yorkshire Ripper investigation 20 years ago.
rapist followed the attack on Putney Heath by using the victim's mobile to ring
and taunt her mother.
e-fit has been compiled with the help of the rapist's 10th known victim, a 14-year-old
girl who was attacked in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, two weeks ago. Although she
was attacked from behind, the girl was able to give previously unknown information
about the suspect's appearance.
Chief Inspector Tim Stephens said he was satisfied the e-fit was an "extremely
appealed to people to look at the e-fit and he said: "We are asking people
if they recognise the person. Is he a friend or colleague, or a partner? Do they
know this person and if so they should contact the investigation teams."
the man appears to have freedom of movement around the south-east of England and
asked any prison officer, police officer, medical professional or anyone else
who may have come across this man in the past to contact the police.
Superintendent Mark Warwick said the e-fit was a significant breakthrough and
he added: "We are looking for a male who has the opportunity to strike during
the day and is not controlled or restrained by work. We are asking people if they
recognise the person. Is he a friend or colleague, or a partner? "
Supt Warwick said the man was a "risk taker" and they hoped he would
make a slip-up which would allow them to catch him.
Heath rape - biggest manhunt since the Yorkshire Ripper
of the July rape