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Woman reports rape in Great Lines Heritage Park, in Gillingham

A woman was allegedly raped as she walked in the Great Lines Heritage Park in Gillingham, from a friend’s home during the early hours of last Saturday.

Officers investigating the reported rape say they are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened in a grassy area of the park opposite the junction of Marlborough Road and Lock Street, at some point between 12.50am and 1.40am on Saturday, February 11.

The Great Lines Heritage Park
The Great Lines Heritage Park

It was said the 37-year-old woman had left a friend’s house to walk into town when she was approached by a man who raped her.

A police spokesman said: “He is described as being a stocky man of Indian appearance, aged in his 20s, with bushy eyebrows and neatly-cut sideburns.

“He was wearing a navy blue beanie hat, a white top with a red cross on it, and dark trousers.”

The woman was raped on the Great Lines.
The woman was raped on the Great Lines.

Officers from the Kent and Essex serious crime directorate have been carrying out a number of inquiries into the investigation and are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Witnesses can call the appeal line on 01634 792209 quoting reference XY/6492/17. Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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