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Woman reportedly raped in Ashford alleyway

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Original article from Kent Live

A woman was reportedly raped in an alleyway in Ashford last weekend.

The woman reported being approached by a man in an alleyway in Ashford High Street during the early hours of the morning on Saturday, July 31.

She claimed he raped her before leaving the scene.

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It is believed three men walked a short distance with her before she left in a taxi.

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Police are asking for these three men who assisted the woman after she was allegedly attacked to come forward with any information.

The woman reported the incident to Kent Police on Thursday (August 5) and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape today (August 7).

He remains in custody.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Sam Culpin said: "We are following several lines of enquiry into this incident and it is really important that the three men who spoke to the victim come forward as their information could be vital to the investigation.

"They may not have known what happened to her."

Kent Police is also urging anyone else with any information to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/141365/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously by calling 0800 555111.

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