A thorough investigation has been carried out following reports that a woman was raped in Merstham on 16 June.
Officers have carried out numerous enquiries, including a thorough review of CCTV taken from the area at the time in question. They have also sought to identify witnesses and any forensic opportunities, and have found no evidence that the rape took place as it was described and that there was never any risk to the wider public. The complainant who has been appropriately supported throughout this investigation has been made aware.
An investigation was launched after the victim alleged that she had been approached and raped by three men as she was walking through the grass area between Nutfield Road and Battlebridge Lane (known as Crossways Rest Gardens), between 10.50 and 11.45pm on 16 June.
Detective Inspector Mark Butterworth, from Surrey Police’s Sexual Offences Investigation Team, said: “While we have found no evidence to support the complainant’s allegation on this occasion, we would like to reassure you that we take all allegations of any sexual offence extremely seriously and that they will always be fully investigated. This means that there is no wider risk to the public and we wanted to share this information with you. I would like to thank the public and local policing teams for their invaluable assistance in this investigation.”