Armed rapist hunted

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The Independent Online
A young man stalked an armed rapist through a Hampshire woodland after he had abducted his girlfriend. The terrified teenager was marched off by the attacker, wearing a black and white combat jacket and armed with a handgun and a long-bladed hunting knife. Her boyfriend alerted police after he lost sight of the gunman.

Officers arriving at Havant Forest spotted the 16-year-old girl and her attacker before he disappeared into the undergrowth. Armed officers were called to the forest and a police spotter plane and helicopter with thermal imaging equipment were called in.

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