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Didcot park rape: More witnesses sought by police

A section of Edmonds Park in Didcot has been cordoned off by police
Image caption The woman was attacked in Edmonds Park on 11 October

Potential witnesses who could have information about a rape in a park are being urged to come forward.

A woman in her 30s was raped by a man who tripped her from behind near outdoor gym equipment in Edmonds Park in Didcot, Oxfordshire, at about 18:45 BST on 11 October.

She was found soon after in a distressed state in Newlands Avenue by a member of the public.

Police want to trace several witnesses including three dog walkers.

The suspect is described as 5ft 7ins or taller and was wearing dark clothing, including a hooded top with drawstrings.

Potential witnesses:

  • A person thought to be aged in their 50s with a large beige or white dog, believed to be a Labrador or golden retriever
  • A woman who parked her BMW X5 in Fairacres Road just before 19:00 and walked into the park
  • Men and women running through the park in high visibility clothing, possibly part of a running group
  • A woman walking a black dog with a muzzle, possibly a West Highland terrier
  • A teenager using the outdoor gym equipment in the park near the side closest to Newlands Avenue and who possibly spoke to the victim after the attack
  • A white man, aged in his mid 20s, who was wearing a Superdry hooded top and white knee-length shorts and using a silver iPhone
  • A white man, aged in his mid 30s, with dark brown hair who was wearing black and walking a Jack Russell

Police said a dog walker they previously wanted to trace had come forward.

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