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Rape cops still hunting attacker

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped at Heathrow.

The 19-year-old woman was raped on Sunday, January 9, in the bus terminal at Heathrow, and police say it would have been a very busy time with lots of people passing through the terminal.

A police spokesman said: "The woman had left her home to visit her boyfriend in Nottingham. She decided to get a coach from Heathrow, as this was the quickest route.

"She arrived at the bus terminal at Heathrow to catch the 12.45am coach to Nottingham. The coach was fully booked so she decided to wait for the next coach, which was not due until much later in the morning. She spent time in the waiting area of the bus terminal and fell asleep, but was woken at approximately 5am by unwarranted attention from a man.

"She went to the disabled toilets, inside the bus station and upstairs from the entrance of the underground station, where she was subsequently raped."

The woman, who is 5ft and petite, is extremely traumatised by the incident.

The suspect is described as a black man, in his mid-20s, 5ft 8in tall with long Afro hair.

He was wearing a "puffy" white jacket (possibly made by Reebok) and light blue jeans.

DC Alan Roffey, of Heathrow CID, said: "You may have seen what you took to be a young couple there a white woman of 19 years and a black man with long Afro-hair. In fact the attention the woman was receiving from the man was unwarranted."

He added: "Whether you saw anything suspicious or not, please contact us so we can build up a picture of how many people were in the station at the time."

Anyone who was in the bus station waiting area between 11pm on Saturday, January, 8, and 7am on Sunday, January, 9, is asked to contact CID at Heathrow on 020 8897 7345. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

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