Search is on for suspect in student sex attack

Police search for cab driver after sex attack on UoN student

A UoN student sexually assaulted in the back of a taxi has spoken out in an attempt to find her attacker.

The 19 year-old student was making her way home alone at around midnight when the taxi driver stopped the vehicle, went to the back of the taxi and forced her to carry out a sex act.

She was able to force her way out of the Hackney taxi before being found in a distressed state by a member of the public.

The Lenton corner where the attack is believed to have taken place

The Lenton corner where the attack is believed to have taken place

The attack happened between Trinity Avenue and Albert Road, just off Lenton Boulevard, in February of this year.

Detective Constable Jon Kerry said: “The attack that night has left this young woman badly shaken and frightened,  I am urging anyone with any information that could help our investigation to come forward.”

Charity Crimestoppers are offering £2k for information

The student, who can’t be named for legal reasons, spoke to Nottinghamshire Police and described how she felt after the attack: “I’ve not gotten into a taxi since it happened and I don’t think I ever will again.

“I stopped going out after it happened and it took me a long time before I had the confidence to go out again with my friends.”

Police believe the tight knit taxi community may hold answers

Police believe the tight-knit taxi community may hold answers

The attacker is described as a 5’6 Asian man with cropped hair all over and “a large stomach”. In an attempt to bring him to justice, Notts Police have recently refocused their investigation on cab drivers in the Nottingham area.

A spokesman for the police said: “We want to bring this man to justice and we need the help of the taxi-driving community to do that”.