Woman grabbed and sexually assaulted in cemetery by two men

Woman grabbed and sexually assaulted in cemetery by two men

Woman grabbed and sexually assaulted in cemetery by two men

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A WOMAN was grabbed and sexually assaulted by two men in a churchyard in Oxford last night.

Police have said this afternoon the 18-year-old woman was walking through St James’ Cemetery between Beauchamp Lane and Church Hill Road, Cowley, at about 11.30pm.

Two men approached her before one of them grabbed her.

The other man then sexually assaulted her, Det Con Gurinder Sangha said.

The woman suffered a black eye and scratches to her face and needed hospital treatment but has been discharged.

There is no description of the men yet, a police spokesman said.

Dc Sangha said: “I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of St James’ Cemetery at about 11.30pm last night to contact police. Your help might assist our enquiries, so if you do have any information please call us.

“We are conducting a thorough investigation into the offence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Dc Sangha on the police number 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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5:28pm Sat 21 Jun 14

tinsel84 says...

What brave "men".
What brave "men". tinsel84
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Sat 21 Jun 14

cuckoo says...

tinsel84 wrote:
What brave "men".
They most certainly are not gentlemen (in the true sense of the word)!!!
[quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: What brave "men".[/p][/quote]They most certainly are not gentlemen (in the true sense of the word)!!! cuckoo
  • Score: -10

8:40pm Sat 21 Jun 14

tinsel84 says...

cuckoo wrote:
tinsel84 wrote:
What brave "men".
They most certainly are not gentlemen (in the true sense of the word)!!!
Whoever marked my comment down clearly has no conception of sarcasm or basic punctuation .
[quote][p][bold]cuckoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinsel84[/bold] wrote: What brave "men".[/p][/quote]They most certainly are not gentlemen (in the true sense of the word)!!![/p][/quote]Whoever marked my comment down clearly has no conception of sarcasm or basic punctuation . tinsel84
  • Score: 5

11:10pm Sun 22 Jun 14

rowdy says...

Begs the question why put your self at risk by walking through a churchyard late at night .........!!!!!!
Begs the question why put your self at risk by walking through a churchyard late at night .........!!!!!! rowdy
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Whitto says...

rowdy wrote:
Begs the question why put your self at risk by walking through a churchyard late at night .........!!!!!!
Really? That sounds a bit like she was asking for it by walking through there?

People should be able to walk where they want without fear of being sexually assaulted...
[quote][p][bold]rowdy[/bold] wrote: Begs the question why put your self at risk by walking through a churchyard late at night .........!!!!!![/p][/quote]Really? That sounds a bit like she was asking for it by walking through there? People should be able to walk where they want without fear of being sexually assaulted... Whitto
  • Score: 7

2:43am Mon 23 Jun 14

Myron Blatz says...

Catch the culprits, put them in jail and throw away the key - or castrate them, perhaps?
Catch the culprits, put them in jail and throw away the key - or castrate them, perhaps? Myron Blatz
  • Score: 3

11:16am Mon 23 Jun 14

rowdy says...

Whitto wrote:
rowdy wrote:
Begs the question why put your self at risk by walking through a churchyard late at night .........!!!!!!
Really? That sounds a bit like she was asking for it by walking through there?

People should be able to walk where they want without fear of being sexually assaulted...
Well I am 6ft 6ins and 15 stone and still wouldn't walk through a dark churchyard.........!
!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Whitto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rowdy[/bold] wrote: Begs the question why put your self at risk by walking through a churchyard late at night .........!!!!!![/p][/quote]Really? That sounds a bit like she was asking for it by walking through there? People should be able to walk where they want without fear of being sexually assaulted...[/p][/quote]Well I am 6ft 6ins and 15 stone and still wouldn't walk through a dark churchyard.........! !!!!! rowdy
  • Score: 2

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