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Teenager raped in Watlington, Oxfordshire

  • 30 April 2014
  • From the section Oxford
Stoney Lane, Watlington Image copyright Google
Image caption Police believe the rapist was driving a yellow Fiat before the attack

A teenager has been raped in rural Oxfordshire.

Police said the 19-year-old woman was assaulted on a track in Stoney Lane, Watlington, at 11:30 BST on Tuesday.

The offender is described as a man of Mediterranean appearance, with short black hair and light stubble. He was wearing a leather jacket, bright blue jeans and sunglasses.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. He is currently in police custody.

Thames Valley Police believe the attacker was driving a yellow Fiat van.

Det Insp Louise Roddy said: "I would like to reassure members of the community that sexual assaults such as these are extremely rare.

"If you saw a man or a woman in the Stoney Lane area of Watlington at this time, or saw a yellow vehicle, then please contact police immediately via 101."

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