Woman 'raped by three men' as she walked through green in horrific late night attack | The Sun

COPS are hunting three rapists who attacked a young woman as she walked through a local gardens.

The men ambushed and raped the victim in an attack which happened over the space of an hour.

The woman managed to flee later and contacted police in the early hours of this morning.

The rapes took place in Merstham, Surrey, and detectives were today asking local residents to check their CCTV and Doorbell ring videos in case any of the trio of men had been captured on screen.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "We are appealing for witnesses to assist with an ongoing rape investigation in Merstham.

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"Officers were called this morning following reports of a woman being raped in Merstham. The victim was walking through the grass area between Nutfield Road and Battlebridge Lane (known as Crossways Rest Gardens) between 10.50pm and 11:45pm last night when she was approached by three men and raped."

Detective Inspector Mark Butterworth said: “This investigation is in the early stages and we have officers out carrying out multiple inquiries.

“We are appealing to local residents and shop owners who may have CCTV around the area, or to anyone driving through the area between 22:50 and 23:45 and may have dashcam footage, to contact us as a matter of urgency.

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“As well as this, if you were near Crossways Rest Gardens or surrounding roads in particular Battlebridge Lane and Nutfield Road and witnessed anything suspicious, please get in touch.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area and I would like to reassure the public that our Sexual Offences Investigation Team supported by local officers, are doing everything possible to thoroughly investigate."

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