Rape victim in Raleigh Park was held at knifepoint

A man is being held in custody

A man has been arrested after the rape in Raleigh Park on Tuesday night.

The woman, who was held at knifepoint, was walking along Harcourt Hill at around 8pm on 10th January when she was approached from behind by an armed man before being taken to Raleigh Park and raped.

The offender has been described as white, around 30 years old, just under 6ft and a muscular build. A 38 year old man is currently being held in custody.

A traffic incident in Wytham involving a black VW Golf has been linked to the incident.

Detective Inspector Jim Holmes, the senior investigating officer said: “We are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything unusual in the area to come forward.

“We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a man matching the description running away from the Harcourt Hill area shortly after 20:25, or anyone who saw a man matching the description with a woman in that area last night

There is a tent cordoning off the area and increased foot patrols in place to ensure safety.

Oxford Brookes also issued a statement yesterday afternoon ensuring student safety and have stated that they are co-operating with police inquiries.