TWO teen girls have been sexually assaulted after being “lured into the woods by men in swimming shorts”, it’s been alleged.
Surrey Police are investigating the double sex attack which was reported to have happened while people were sweltering in the heatwave.
Police were called to woodland near Mill Lane, Felbridge, in SurreyCredit: Google Earth
A spokesman for the force said that a man, 19, has been arrested in connection with the alleged assault in woodland near Mill Lane, Felbridge, at about 7pm on Wednesday July 21.
He has been released on bail while the investigation continues, and the police search for a second suspect.
Cops were called to the woodland after two boys, described as older teens, reportedly fled, leaving their alleged victims shocked and scared.
A spokesman for Surrey Police said earlier that the alleged “victims, two teenage girls, were led into the woodland by two young men and [allegedly] sexually assaulted. The suspects then fled the scene.”
On Friday, the spokesman said in an update that “a 19-year-old man from Godstone has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that [allegedly] occurred in woodland near Mill Lane.
“He has been released on bail and the investigation is ongoing.
“Officers are still appealing for information on a second suspect who is described as being in his late teens, white, around 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build.
“He has light brown beard and hair.
“He also is described as having an upper arm tattoo of a cross with rosary beads and the name ‘Tammy’.
“The suspect was wearing a grey tee-shirt and shorts and blue and white trainers.”
Tandridge Borough Commander, Det Insp Karen Hughes, said: “We are taking this very seriously and would like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident.
“We are also aware of ongoing anti-social behaviour in this particular area and understand that the local community are rightly concerned.
“We are working hard to tackle these issues and have increased patrols and police visibility in the area.”
If you saw anyone matching the force’s description in the area, have any dashcam footage, or recognise any of the identifying features described, please contact the police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.