Oxford

Raleigh Park attack: Man charged with knifepoint rape

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

A man has been charged with raping a woman at knifepoint near a university campus in Oxford.

Police said the 44-year-old man was charged with assault and possessing a knife in a public place.

The attack happened on Tuesday between 19:45 and 20:10 GMT, as the victim walked in Harcourt Hill, adjacent to the Oxford Brookes Campus.

During the attack the woman was approached from behind with a knife, taken to Raleigh Park and raped.

The charged man has been remanded and will appear at Oxford Crown Court on 12 February.

Image caption Teams of police officers have been searching Raleigh Park

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