[15 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Teenager Raped In
Coventry City Centre
15-year-old girl was raped near a Coventry nightclub while her
attacker’s friends stood by and watched.
alleged incident took place on Friday night between 10.45pm and
11.30pm near the Coventry SkyDome.
victim had been in Zest pub in the Burges with her sister when
they got talking to a group of four males.
left he pub to go to the SkyDome together, and walked along
victim’s sister left the group, and the 15-year-old continued
into Spon Street with the men.
walked down passageway between the Shakespeare pub and
Bastille’s restaurant when one of the men bundled her into a
courtyard and raped her.
of the group physically assaulted her, causing slight injuries.
the group then left her and continued to the SkyDome.
man alleged to have carried out the rape is black, 6ft or 6ft 1in
and medium to stocky build. He is aged around 21 and had a bald or
was clean-shaven and had bushy eyebrows. He wore a dark coloured
shirt, dark trousers and dark shoes. He spoke with a deep voice in
a local accent.
man who assaulted the girl is white, aged about 18 or 19, with
short brown hair gelled and brushed forward.
has a spotty complexion and wore a long-sleeved jumper that was
cream on the top and the arms and navy blue on the bottom. He wore
dark trousers and has dark brown eyes.
other two, who are believed to have stood nearby while that attack
took place, are 17 or 18, white, and both had short brown hair
brushed forward. One had a light coloured top, and one had a dark.
victim is 5ft 10ins, slim with long brown hair and was wearing a
black leather jacket, black trousers and a red top.
are appealing for anyone who saw the group as they made their way
down Corporation Street or who saw the men alone heading towards
the SkyDome to come forward.
should call WDC Claire Phillips on 024 7653 9010.