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Police appeal for witnesses after woman reports rape in St Osyth

Police appeal for witnesses after woman reports rape in St Osyth
We are appealing for witnesses after receiving reports a woman was raped in St Osyth yesterday (Sunday, January 14).

Officers are carrying out forensic examination work within the grounds of St Osyth Cemetery, in Clay Lane.

A woman, aged in her 30s, said she was approached by a man in Jackson Road, Clacton, and then taken to his car, where a further two men were waiting.

She was then driven to the cemetery where she was raped by one of the men, sometime between 3pm and 4pm.

Our specially trained officers are continuing to support the victim.

Detective Inspector Greg Wood, of Essex Police’s Public Protection Investigation Unit, said: “We are continuing to make extensive enquiries into this serious offence, including house to house enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage.

“We are currently treating this as an isolated incident but we understand the community will be concerned and we have increased our patrols in Jackson Road and the Clay Lane areas as a result.

“We urge anyone with information, was in the vicinity or driving with dashcam footage between 2.30pm and 5pm, or has CCTV to contact the Adult Sexual Assault Investigation Team on 101 quoting incident 731 of January 15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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