Officers investigating a reported rape in Ashford are appealing for witnesses.

It is reported that a woman was raped by a man who is known to her in the New Town Green area of the town between 1am and 4am on Tuesday 10 January 2023.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested as part of the investigation and released on bail.

As part of their enquiries into the incident, officers would like to speak to anyone with information.

Given the victim a coat

In particular, they would like to speak to two men seen in Newtown Road around that time, who are believed to have given the victim a coat.

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/7061/23.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

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By Ed

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