A 20-year-old woman is ‘raped by Asian man in St Mary’s Church churchyard

A woman was allegedly raped by a stranger in the early hours of Sunday in St Mary’s graveyard.

An Asian man in his 30s allegedly assaulted the girl in her twenties in the grounds of St Mary’s Church in Aylesbury, UK.

The alleged assault occurred between 5.30 and 6.15 a.m., with the woman being able to call the police at roughly 6.40 a.m., according to Thames Valley Police.

‘The incident reported is understandably very disturbing, and the victim is being supported by specially qualified officers at this time,’ said senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Jason Simpson of Force CID, located at Milton Keynes police station.

‘We are in the very early stages of this investigation, and are conducting thorough enquiries to ascertain exactly what has happened.

‘I am appealing to anybody who was in the general vicinity of St Mary’s Church or adjacent streets in the early hours of this morning to please contact Thames Valley Police if you believe you witnessed anything that can assist this investigation.

‘I would also like to hear from anybody in the local area who may have been driving and has dash-cam, to please check this and contact us if it has captured anything.

‘I would like to reassure the local community that we are investigating this as a priority, and there will be a considerable and very visible police presence in the area while these investigations continue.

‘We currently have a scene-watch in place in St Mary’s Churchyard, and expect this to remain in place for some time.

‘Our investigation also includes house to house and CCTV enquiries, and so if anybody living nearby has CCTV installed, please check this and get in touch if it has captured anything that can assist us.’    

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