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Arrest made over rape in Bicester

Police have arrested a man over a rape in Bicester.

At around 2.50am on Saturday (25/5) the victim, a woman in her late teens, left a public house in Sheep Street.

She walked through Market Square with the offender, then they entered an alleyway in the Chapel Street area where she was then raped.

The offender is described as white, in his late thirties to early forties, around 5ft 10ins tall with a skinny build.

He had short dark hair with silver/grey sides and spoke with a foreign accent, and is also believed to have a spot or mole on his left cheek. He was dressed in a dark jacket.

The victim is being offered support by specially-trained officers. Detectives are carrying out an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

A 33-year-old man from Bicester was arrested yesterday afternoon (29/5) on suspicion of rape. He has now been released on police bail until 26 June.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Mark Personius of Force CID said: “Due to enquiries we have made during our investigation, we believe the victim may have been in Pioneer Square and Hunter Close at about 1.30am on Saturday. It is possible that the victim may have been in these locations with a man.

“If you saw anyone in this area in the early hours of Saturday morning, or have any other information about the offence please contact police as soon as possible.

“The easiest way to provide us with your information is by visiting our website at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by calling 101, or visit a police station, quoting reference number 43190157081.”
 

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