POLICE are hunting two men after a rape in Oxford in the early hours of this morning.

Thames Valley Police said a woman in her twenties was subjected to sexual assault at around 3.20am and 3.40am, in an alleyway on Turl Street.

The victim is currently being supported by specially trained officers.

The force has said there will be an increased police presence on the streets and released detailed descriptions of both men, as they appealed for more information.

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The first offender is described as a man with olive or tanned skin, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, around 5ft 8 to 5ft 9ins tall, clean shaven, with a muscular build. He has short dark hair, parted to one side. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and a dark coloured jacket.

The second offender also had olive or tanned skin, was around 5ft 7 to 5ft 8ins tall, and was younger looking. He is described as 'baby faced' and thought to be in his late teens to early 20s. He is muscular, with short dark neat hair, shaved at the sides. He was wearing a short sleeved white buttoned shirt with dark coloured dots, and dark coloured jean type trousers.

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Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Matt Bick, said: “We have launched an investigation following this serious incident. We are in the early stages of this investigation but are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“As a result of this incident members of the public may see an increased police presence."

He continued: “We would advise anyone with concerns to please speak to one of our officers.

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“We are asking the public for their assistance in our investigation, we are asking anyone who may have seen two men in the company of a woman who match the description shortly before 3.20am in the area of Turl Street to please come forward.

“Additionally we are aware that three vehicles have passed along Turl Street at the time of the offence between 3.20am and 3.40am. If any of the vehicles has dash-cam footage we would ask them to review it and get in touch, or if they have eye witness information we would appreciate them contacting us.”

“I would also ask anyone who was walking in the area of Turl Street at around the time of the incident to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 190 4/5/19.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.