Woman raped in woods in Surrey

An investigation is underway after a woman was raped in woods in Bagshot in Surrey.

Second arrest made in connection with Bagshot rape

Detectives investigating a reported rape in Bagshot on Friday have arrested a second male in connection with the incident.

A woman in her 40s told officers she was attacked at around 2.50pm after being approached as she walked along a footpath in the woods between the vicinity of Esher Road and the Pennyhill Park Hotel. A 16-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is currently is custody.

As part of ongoing enquiries we have tonight made a second arrest in connection with this incident. However this remains a live investigation and I am still keen that any witnesses who were in the local area between 2pm and 4pm on Friday and saw anything suspicious come forward with any information.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Bacon

Man arrested over reported rape released without charge

A man arrested yesterday afternoon, in connection with a reported rape has been released with no further action.

The 19-year-old man has been eliminated from enquiries being carried out by detectives investigating the rape, which took place in Bagshot on Friday afternoon.

A woman in her 40s told officers she was attacked at around 2.50pm after being approached as she walked along a footpath in the woods between Esher Road and Pennyhill Park Hotel.

She was physically attacked by the offender who then carried out the serious sexual assault.

The attacker is described as a white man, aged between 16 and 19, approximately 5ft 5inches tall with short, light coloured hair. He was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a white T-shirt and had a bag over his shoulder.

The man who we arrested yesterday has been released and our enquiries continue to try and identify the person responsible. This was a brazen offence which took place in broad daylight and was a terrifying experience for the victim. I am appealing for anyone who was in the area on Friday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm and may have seen either a man matching the description or any suspicious activity to come forward. I would like to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to catch whoever was responsible for this crime."

– Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Bacon

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Man arrested in connection with rape investigation

Detectives investigating a reported rape in Bagshot have arrested a man in connection with the incident. A woman in her 40s told officers she was attacked at around 2.50pm on Friday after being approached as she walked along a footpath in the woods between Esher Road and Pennyhill Park Hotel.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is currently is custody. Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Bacon, said: "As part of ongoing enquiries we have this afternoon made an arrest in connection with this incident. However this remains a live investigation.

"I am still keen that any witnesses who were in the local area between 2pm and 4pm yesterday and saw anything suspicious come forward with any information.”

Woman raped in woods in Surrey

Detectives are appealing for the public's help after a woman has reported she was raped in a wooded area in Bagshot yesterday afternoon.

It happened at around 3pm when the victim, who is in her 40s, walked along a footpath in the woods between the vicinity of Esher Road and the Pennyhill Park Hotel.

She was physically attacked by the offender who then carried out the serious sexual assault. The victim screamed for help and the man fled the scene.

The attacker is described as a white man, aged between 16 and 19, approximately 5ft 5inches tall with short, light coloured hair. He was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a white T-shirt and had a bag over his shoulder.

This was a brazen offence which took place in broad daylight and was a terrifying experience for the victim. She has understandably been left extremely traumatised and is currently being supported by specialist officers. I would like to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to catch whoever was responsible for this crime. This type of incident is thankfully rare but will no doubt cause concern in the local community and we are working closely with residents through the local Safer Neighbourhood Team who will be providing reassurance patrols and visits in the area."

– Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Bacon