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Crimewatch features Suffolk school rape

PUBLISHED: 15:53 20 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 March 2010

TELEVISION'S Crimewatch team was due to be in Suffolk today to film a reconstruction of an attempted rape of a woman at a school.

Cameras from the BBC programme will be at Burton End Primary School in Haverhill to film actors playing out the attack on the middle-aged woman on May 17.

TELEVISION'S Crimewatch team was due to be in Suffolk today to film a reconstruction of an attempted rape of a woman at a school.

Cameras from the BBC programme will be at Burton End Primary School in Haverhill to film actors playing out the attack on the middle-aged woman on May 17.

The victim was grabbed from behind as she went to close a classroom window and forced to the floor.

The man then pulled a Stanley knife on her and tried to pull her trousers down. But the woman fought back and forced him to flee.

Det Insp Andy Henwood, who is working with the crew for its monthly programme next Wednesday said: "We have had several successes in the past, where crucial information has come forward as a result of people watching the programme and I am hoping that we will have a good response.

The attacker is white, in his 30s, about 5ft 10in tall, with short dark "spiky" hair. He was unshaven and wearing an off-white or dirty top and grey jogging bottoms.

Anyone with any information should call Haverhill police on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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