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Student attack featured on BBC Crimewatch

The incident took place on Prune Hill in Englefield Green between 22:00 and 23:00 on Saturday 27th September. The lone female student was physically and sexually assaulted by two male suspects before the victim was able to free herself, running away towards the A30.

The 19 year old got off a train at Egham station at around 10pm and was approached by two men, who tried to engage her in conversation. The student ignored the men and walked along Rushman Park Avenue. The victim then passed along either Braywood Avenue or Daleham Avenue before turning right onto Whitehall Lane.

Detective Inspector Brendan Collins, who is leading the investigation, told The Founder: “This was a very serious incident and we are doing everything possible to track down those responsible.” He also stressed that incidents such as this are very rare in Surrey, and urged anyone with any further information to come forward.

A reconstruction of the incident was also featured on the BBC Programme, and Detectives are now following up several lines of enquiry.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the suspects. The first is described as being of thin build, around 6ft tall and wearing a dark hooded top with a zip and jeans. The second man is described as being of larger build, around 6ft 1in tall, wearing a dark hooded top with a jumper over it and jeans. Police believe one of the offenders may have sustained a cigarette burn to his right forearm during the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Staines CID on 0845 125 2222 quoting reference RM/08/3810 or to call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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