Woman punched and raped in Crawley park

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A woman was punched and raped in a Crawley park.

A police spokesman said the 26-year-old was attacked in Goffs Park in the early hours of Saturday (February 27).

He said: “The victim, a 26-year-old local woman, met two men in Brighton Road, Crawley near ASDA before going into the park with one of them.

“It was reported that sometime between 1.30am and 3am the suspect punched the victim and raped her. She managed to run off but was followed by the man to Springfield Road where he sexually assaulted her.

“The suspect is described as white, in his early 20s and of skinny build with short brown hair. The other man, who was seen with them briefly, is white, smaller and stockier with dark facial hair.”

Detective Sergeant Sian Harding said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the man and woman in the park or in Springfield Road during the early hours of Saturday morning.

“We’d also like to speak with the second man who was with them before they went into the park.”

Witnesses can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101 quoting Operation Dunstable.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).

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