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

First published in News
Last updated
Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant Editor

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.

Our top stories:

UPDATE: Pedestrian seriously injured in Abingdon Road collision

Oxford Mail:

1:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PARAMEDICS are currently treating a badly injured pedestrian at the scene of a collision in south Oxford.

GBH at Bicester shopping village

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A man has had his sentencing adjourned yesterday for causing grievous bodily harm in a shopping centre.

One killed, two hurt in three-car smash near Brize Norton

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PERSON was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Witney Road near Brize Norton yesterday.

Oxford United foiled on deadline day

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Michael Appleton is determined to do his shopping earlier next summer after Oxford United were unable to land their top target before the transfer window shut last night.

Farewell to Abingdon boy Skye Hall, who lived his short life to full

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IN the final hours of his life, brave youngster Skye Hall showed incredible strength and told people to remember to make the most of what they have.

Silent disco planned in memory of Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Details have been announced for a silent disco to raise money for a memorial commemorating crash victim Liberty Baker.

Illegal drivers caught in police operation on Abingdon Road

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Six drivers using mobile phones and 12 not wearing a seatbelt were stopped by police yesterday.

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

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

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree