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Police issue warning after 23-year-old woman raped at taxi rank

Jun 27, 2018
Police issue warning after 23-year-old woman raped at taxi rank

Willowvale police have opened a rape case after the alleged rape of a 23-year-old woman.

"The allegation is that the victim was waiting for a transport to take her home on Monday, at about 17:00," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"She was waiting at the Willowvale Taxi Rank when the suspect came and dragged her to the nearby bushes.

"The victim was allegedly raped at the bushes."

He said that the suspect then ran away after raping her.

"The suspect has not yet been arrested."

Butterworth Cluster police are warning and appealing to women to be careful as it is winter time as it becomes dark earlier.