Woman sexually assaulted in Folkestone graveyard

A 38-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by four men in a graveyard in Kent.

Kent Police said the attack took place in the grounds of St Mary and St Eanswythe Church, Folkestone, just after 23.00 BST on Thursday.

The victim met the men in the East Kent Arms, Sandgate, earlier in the evening and left the pub with one of them before the assault.

Police are carrying out house-to-house inquiries and viewing CCTV footage.

'Conversation with men'

Acting Det Ch Insp Julien Lawton said: "The victim had visited two local pubs, the Lord Morris in Guildhall Street and the East Kent Arms in Sandgate Road, that evening.

"While she was in the East Kent Arms she had a conversation with a group of four men.

"She left the East Kent Arms at about 11pm in the company of one of the men.

"It appears that he was then joined by three other men and they took her into the graveyard where she was sexually assaulted."

The men were described as being white, aged about 28 and of slim build. One was said to have had tattoos and a foreign accent.

The force has appealed for anyone with information to contact officers.

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