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Harcourt Hill rape: Man arrested in Eastbourne over knifepoint attack

Police cars near scene of Botley rape
Image caption The woman was raped at knifepoint in Raleigh Park in Oxford, police said

A 44-year-old man has been arrested in Eastbourne in connection with a knifepoint rape in Oxford.

The attack occurred on Tuesday between 19:45 and 20:10 GMT, as the victim was walking in Harcourt Hill, near the Oxford Brookes Campus.

She was approached from behind with a knife, taken to Raleigh Park and raped.

Thames Valley Police has been searching woodland beside the A34 near Botley and there has been an increased police presence in the area.

Image caption Teams of police officers have been searching the Raleigh Park

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