We are appealing for witnesses to assist with an ongoing rape investigation in Merstham.
Officers were called this morning (17 June) following reports of a woman being raped in Merstham. The victim was walking through the grass area between Nutfield Road and Battlebridge Lane [known as Crossways Rest Gardens] between 10pm and 12am on 16 June when she was approached by three men and raped.
Detective Inspector Mark Butterworth said: “This investigation is in the early stages, and we have officers out this morning carrying out multiple enquiries.
“We are appealing to local residents and shop owners who may have CCTV around the area, or to anyone driving through the area between 10pm and 12am and may have dashcam footage, to contact us as a matter of urgency.
“As well as this, if you were near Crossways Rest Gardens or surrounding roads in particular Battlebridge Lane and Nutfield Road and witnessed anything suspicious, please get in touch.
“There will be an increased police presence in the area, and I would like to reassure the public that our Sexual Offences Investigation Team supported by local officers are doing everything possible to thoroughly investigate."
If you can help, please contact us quoting crime reference number PR/45220064105 via: