Woman raped in woodland in Keelman's Lane

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An 18-year-old woman has been raped in an area of woodland in Keelman’s Lane just off St Luke’s Road on Saturday (October 11).

The offence is believed to have happened between 11.30pm and midnight.

The offender is described as being white, around 5ft 4in tall and aged between 18 and 25.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

They want to speak to a man who was walking in Keelman’s Lane with two dogs around 11.30pm.

They also want to speak to two men who spoke to a couple walking along Hilton Road at around 10.30pm.

Extra officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the local community. Specially trained officers are also offering support to the victim.

The three witnesses, or anyone with any information that could help with enquiries, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 68 11/10/14.#####

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