Police launch manhunt after woman raped in bushes by man she met at bus station

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An image of a man wanted in connection with the incident in Gloucester on Friday night has been released by officers investigating the attack. Gloucestershire Police said a man met the victim at a bus station before they walked to the Horton Road area where he raped her then fled.

The assault took place in bushes near the Gulf petrol station off Horton Road in the city between 8pm and 8.40pm, the force added.

Police said the victim has been receiving specialist support.

The man is described as white or of mixed race, wearing a black T-shirt with a yellow motif, black jogging bottoms and black Adidas sliders.

He was carrying a black “man bag” and white carrier bag, police said.

Anyone who sees the man or knows where he is should call 999.

Anyone with information is asked to pass it to police via the police website.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.

Call 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers’ website.

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