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Image of knife used in rape of woman on wasteland released

The sex attack happened on wasteland near Laird Avenue in Methil, Fife.

Knife: Police recovered the weapon at the scene.
Knife: Police recovered the weapon at the scene.

An image of the knife used to threaten a woman before she was raped on wasteland has been released.

The sex attack happened on wasteland near Laird Avenue in Methil, Fife, on Tuesday January 29.

A 20-year-old woman was approached by a man as she walked along Herriot Crescent before being raped.

The woman was eventually able to flee and sought help from two people in a nearby industrial estate.

Police recovered a knife at the scene following the attack.

Inspector Stuart Morris said: "While the public response to this incident has been very encouraging, we have not yet identified the man responsible and it is imperative that members of the community help us bring this individual to justice.

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"As you can see, this is a very distinctive knife which may have been bought individually or as part of a set, which could now be missing one from the collection.

"Do you, or someone you know, own a set like this, which is missing a knife? Do you know someone who you've seen in possession of a knife like this? If so, then please contact police immediately.

"A young woman was subjected to a very serious attack and I would urge anyone who believes they may have information to search their conscience and get in touch with us as a matter of urgency."

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