Reward to catch man who raped schoolgirl


A £3,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the rape of a school girl in Crawley.

Police said the young girl was forced into bushes on a footpath between Blackwater Lane and Balcombe Road on or around September 22.

The exact date is uncertain as the child was too traumatised to come forward straight away.

Angela Hollinshead, from Crimestoppers said: “This man needs to be caught as soon as possible. We need to be sure that no other child falls victim to such a horrific attack.

“We urge anyone with information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to call Crimestoppers anonymously.

“If you have any information on this rape then please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form.”