Teenager dragged into car and sexually assaulted in 'alarming incident' in Surrey village

The alleged incident happened in Britten Close, Ash in Surrey. Credit: Google Maps

A police probe has been launched after a teenage girl was dragged into a car in Ash in Surrey and sexually assaulted in an 'a rare and alarming incident.'

The incident took place at around 4pm on Tuesday (3 October) in Britten Close.

Officers say the victim was able to escape and reported the attack to police.

A 47-year-old man from Dudley has been arrested in connection with the incident, and remains in custody.

While carrying out house to house in the local area, officers received a further report from a member of the public, that at a similar time a woman was approached on Ash Church Road by a man in a vehicle who asked her to get into his car.

Officers are now looking to identify the woman involved. 

Guildford Borough Commander Blaine Rafferty said: “This is an alarming and rare incident and I would like to reassure the community that there are a number of officers working on the investigation.

"You will see officers in the area today as they continue to carry out enquiries and I’d encourage you to speak with them if you have any concerns.”

A Surrey Police spokesperson said: "If you witnessed either incident, or have any other information which may help our investigation, please contact us quoting 45230111750 via Webchat on the right hand side of our website, Our online reporting form https://www.surrey.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by calling us on 101.

"If you do not wish to speak to police you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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