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Woman raped in early hours after leaving friend’s house in Gillingham

14:00 17 February 2017

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The assault took place as the 37-year-old victim was walking into town

Police are investigating a rape that took place in Gillingham last Saturday.

It was reported that the 37-year-old victim had left a friend’s house to walk into town when she was approached by a man who raped her.

The incident happened in a grassy area opposite the junction of Marlborough Road and Lock Street, at some point between 12.50am and 1.40am on Saturday, February 11 2017.

He is described as being a stocky man of Indian appearance, aged in his 20s, with bushy eyebrows and neatly-cut sideburns. He was wearing a navy blue beanie hat, a white top with a red cross on it, and dark trousers.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have been carrying out a number of enquiries into the investigation and are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Witnesses can call the appeal line on 01634 792209 quoting reference XY/6492/17. Alternatively they can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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