Woman ‘gang raped by men in doorway of disused Argos shop in Chichester’

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A WOMAN who was raped in the doorway of an abandoned Argos building in Chichester city centre is working with detectives to help identify her rapists.

Several men – all described as in their 30’s with tanned skin and of slim build – targeted the 40-year-old victim in in South Street on Wednesday night last week.

Chichester police issued a statement saying: “The victim is receiving specialist support and advice from specially trained officers while detectives have been working with her to establish the full circumstances.”

The crime was first reported to police on Monday evening of 24 June.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Detective Inspector Sally Arbuckle of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit said; “If you were out and about in Chichester city centre that Wednesday evening, 19 June, and saw any suspicious activity, especially towards the bottom of South Street near the railway station, we would like to speak to you.

“Officers will be in South Street this Wednesday evening, 26 June, one week on from the crime, so if you are there and can help please speak to them

“If you can help in any way please also contact us online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Keyhaven.

“This was an isolated but very distressing incident involving a vulnerable person who is part of the local street community, and we need to trace those involved.”


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