18/01/2018

Police Continue to Investigate Rape at Middlesbrough Bar

Police are continuing to investigate a rape which happened in the early hours of 31 December at Spensley’s Emporium on Albert Road, Middlesbrough.

It occurred between 02.30am and 3.30am on New Year’s Eve whereby a woman in her early twenties was raped in the women’s toilets.

Police have released footage of a man they wish to speak with who was captured nearby on CCTV around this time. They are asking the man to get in touch with them or anyone who may know who he is to get in touch as a matter of urgency.

Police are also interested in speaking with anyone who was in Spensley’s Emporium from 1.00am up until closing at 3.50am who haven’t yet spoken to them.

Incidents such as this are rare and police are working tirelessly to ensure the person responsible for this vicious crime is brought to justice.

Anyone with any information can contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting crime reference SE17236137 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.