Police increase patrols after Woking rapes

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Image caption Police have been carrying out extra patrols in Woking

Police are carrying out extra patrols in a Surrey town where two women were raped within two days.

Surrey Police have been handing out safety advice and speaking to people in the areas of Woking where the attacks happened on Friday and Sunday.

One rape took place in a wooded area off Boundary Park, Boundary Road, and the other just off Wishbone Way in Goldsworth Park.

Officers are treating the two cases as separate incidents.

'Personal safety'

Woking Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Smith said: "We treat all reports of this nature extremely seriously.

"Officers from the Neighbourhood Teams will be out in the town centre this evening speaking to members of the public and advising them to be mindful of their personal safety."

In Boundary Park, an 18-year-old woman from Sheerwater was raped. Sunday's attack, near the hockey pavilion, involved a 25-year-old woman.

High visibility police patrols have also been stepped up across the town, and police have appealed to anyone with information to come forward.

Police have urged women to avoid walking home alone after an evening out, to stay in well-lit areas and make sure other people know where they are.

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