People pull together to make a difference as rape investigation continues

We want to say thank you to Birmingham City Council for helping to make people using Princess Alice Park in Sutton Coldfield, feel a bit safer. 

Park staff were out last week tidying up and cutting back overgrowth. People told us they were scared that someone could be hiding in the bushes following the rape that happened at the start of the month. We knew that we had to do something about that.

Before pictures

We’re still working to find the attacker and have had lots of information from people in the area that detectives are still assessing and developing. We’ve been inundated with messages of support for the woman too. 

We also want to say a massive thank you to the Banners Gate Rovers Street Watch volunteers who been carrying out their patrols in the park. The kind residents usually cover where they live, but they offered to help out in the park too. They knew that they could make people feel safer and that they could help our investigation by reporting suspicious activity. Let us know if you want to join them so we can get you the training and uniform you need.

After pictures

So far we’ve reviewed 792 hours of CCTV but it’s still not too late to tell us what you know or to share CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage of the rapist. You can do that here now: 

Last updated

Join Us

Great news! We are recruiting, come and join us.

Find out how to join the force by visiting our dedicated jobs website.



Rate this page (1 star poor – 3 stars excellent).
Tell us about your experience on the website.
From time to time, we contact people to ask them about their experience on the website. If you’d like us to contact you, enter your name and/or your email address.
*Required field.