Police in Oxford have arrested a man in connection with an incident of rape in Headington.
Between 2am and 3am yesterday (20/9) a woman entered a block of flats and was followed by a man who raped her before leaving the scene.
Det Insp Ian Wood said: “There have been extra patrols in the area today following the incident and if anyone has any concerns they can approach an officer or call the Neighbourhood Team on 101.
“The investigation is ongoing and I would like to continue to appeal for anyone with any information about this incident which could help police with their enquiries to speak to an officer.
“Thames Valley Police takes reports of this nature very seriously and is continuing to support the victim.”
If you have any information which could help police please call Oxford Force CID via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
Police in Oxford are appealing for witnesses following a report of a rape at flats in Headington in the early hours of Saturday.
The woman's attacker followed her and attacked her between 2am and 3am, before raping her and leaving the scene.
The offender is described as white, aged in his forties to fifties, of skinny to medium build, and has grey hair. He was wearing a dark jacket which had a hood, a grey shirt and dark blue jeans.
The attack is not being linked to a separate report of a rape in Brewer Street, Oxford, also in the early hours of Saturday. A 21 year old man is currently being questioned in connection with THAT incident.
Det Insp Larry Johnson said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about the incident, or anyone who saw a man in the area matching the description of the offender, to speak to police. An investigation is underway and, at the time, the victim is being supported."
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a report of a rape in Oxford.
At approximately 2am today an 18-year-old woman walked down St Ebbes Street with a man she had met in a nightclub earlier in the evening. They entered Brewer Street where the man raped her. The woman left Brewer Street at around 2.30am.
A scene watch is currently in place in the area of Brewer Street and St Ebbes Street while officers examine the area.
The offender is described as black, aged in his twenties with short black hair. He was wearing dark grey jeans and a light grey T-shirt.
"We take all reports of this nature seriously and a thorough investigation is now in progress. Officers are currently working to establish the circumstances of what happened and to locate the offender. The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers. If anyone saw or heard anything at all in the area which could help us with this investigation please contact us. Our Neighbourhood Team is aware of the incident and officers will be in the area. If anyone has any concerns please approach an officer.”
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a report of a rape in Abingdon.
Between 8.30pm and 8.45pm yesterday, a woman in her twenties was jogging on a bridleway adjacent to the A34 in Drayton, when a man approached her, pulled her to the ground and raped her.
“We take all incidents of this nature very seriously and we are conducting a thorough investigation. Officers are working with the victim today to establish exactly what happened and to locate the offender. If anyone saw or heard anything at all in the Drayton area last night which could help us with this investigation, no matter how insignificant they might think their information is, please contact us immediately. Incidents of this nature are extremely rare, but if anyone has any concerns or questions, please speak to officers who are in the area today conducting enquiries, or call 101. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Insp Roddy on the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number, 101."
Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an alleged rape in the Boscombe area of the town – with a man being arrested.
The incident happened at approximately 5:30am on Saturday 2 August 2014 in the grounds of St Clements Church.
The victim, a 33-year-old Bournemouth woman, sustained facial injuries as a result of the incident.
A 22-year-old man from Bedfordshire was arrested on suspicion of rape and is helping officers with their enquiries.
“This incident left the victim very distressed. I am keen to speak with anyone who may have seen a black man, of medium build, approximately 5 foot 4 inches tall, with short black hair and wearing a white woolly jumper, in the area around Southcote Road, St Clements Church and Knole Road between 4am and 6am on Saturday 2 August 2014.”
A man who wasted hundreds of hours of police time after he falsely accused someone of raping him has been jailed for 16 months.
Robert Fisher told Kent Police he had been raped by another man in an Otford car park in 2012. But an investigation by detectives found he had made up the allegations, in order to seek revenge for a friend.
As a result of the allegations Fisher made, a man in his 30's was arrested as he returned from a holiday with his family.
During police interviews, Fisher admitted the allegations had been entirely fabricated and that he had never even met the man he had accused of raping him. He said his victim had previously made a complaint to police about one of his friends. Because of this, he wanted him to experience being arrested and the impact this would have on his life.
Kent Police Detective Constable Jeremy Taylor said:
We treat every allegation rape very seriously and work tirelessly to secure the evidence to prosecute offenders.
In this instance, Fisher clearly perverted the course of justice by inventing false claims about being raped. His reckless actions have not only caused huge distress to the person identified as a suspect, but they have also wasted an estimated 200 hours of police time, at least. This is valuable time which could have been used to help genuine victims of crime.
A fake taxi driver who raped a woman in Godstone has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to 11 years in prison.Paul Michael Causer, of Barfleur Lane, Deptford, was found guilty last month of the serious sexual assault in Bone Mill Lane, Godstone on 3 August last year.
He picked up his 31-year-old victim from Shoreditch in east London in the early hours of the morning and drove her to the dead end road where he stopped after pretending his vehicle had a problem.
The 39-year-old then forced himself on the victim and after assaulting her, dumped her at the roadside.
Before the trial he admitted 3 counts of attempted theft after he tried to withdraw hundreds of pounds by using the victim’s bank card. He received an eight month sentence for the attempted thefts, which will run concurrently with the 11 years for the charge of rape.
The victim has warned others about staying safe on a night out following her ordeal."The past year has been a nightmare and I am now grateful it is all over but the message I would like to remind people is not to get into an unlicensed taxi.
"Despite being aware of the warnings, this was never something that I thought would happen to me. The horror of that night will affect me for the rest of my life.”
Sussex Police are hoping this e-fit of a man, suspected of a rape in Hove, will jog people's memories and help find him.
At around 10:30pm on Tuesday 29th April, the 51-year-old victim was walking home from a pub on Brunswick Street West when he met a man at the junction of Western Road and Lansdowne Street.
They got chatting and went back to the man's flat where he was raped.
Detective Sergeant Alex Evans said, "The victim was subject to an extremely nasty attack where a weapon was used. He is extremely distressed by what happened and he is being supported by specially trained officers."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1417 of 30/4.
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.”
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."