The message has been widely circulated around the Island and has caused concern among women in the First Tower area, where, according to the e-mail, the most vicious of the rapes occurred.’She was attacked last weekend as she was walking home along the Inner Road on the way to First Tower,’ it said.
‘There were two men involved and as one raped her, the other was on look-out.’This happened around the covered bus stop which looks like a little house just after the roundabout.’The e-mail also alleges that the two men have struck in the waterfront area and adds: ‘I just wanted to warn all of you who sometimes walk home (even if only a short distance) that it is not safe at all.’It also asks the recipient to forward the message on to as many people as possible.Supt Lennie Harper said that the e-mail had ‘all the hallmarks’ of being a hoax.
‘We have not had any reports matching the incidents described in the e-mail,’ he added.
‘It appears to be a very cruel hoax.
We are extremely confident it is a hoax.’However, he said it was possible that a woman had been attacked, but did not report the incident to the police.
If that was the case, he urged the woman to come forward.He added that his officers would look into who was the originator of the message.