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Man Wanted Over Historic Rape In Beaminster

Keith Starling

11:58am 10th October 2014
(Updated 12:34pm 10th October 2014)

Detectives are searching for a 54-year-old man who they think is a suspect in an historic rape case in the Beaminster area.

They've released a picture to Wessex FM of Keith Charles Starling who allegedly raped an unconcious woman.

The offence occurred between 1993 and 2000.

The man's 5 ft 8, of medium build, with grey straight hair and a tattoo of an eagle on his left upper arm.

Detective Constable Sarah Iveson, of Weymouth CID, said: "After following various lines of enquiry the victim, a 47-year-old woman from an area near Chard in Somerset, has now given her permission for us to issue Starling's details.

"I am pleased to be in a position to release an image of Starling and I would encourage anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts to contact Dorset Police in confidence.

"He is believed to have links with Fife in Scotland, Chard in Somerset and the equestrian community."

"I am also appealing directly to Keith to make contact with the authorities as soon as possible."

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Keith Starling should call their local police force on 101 or call 999 with any current sightings. The crime number for Dorset Police is C:13:D:6132.

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