Police continue to appeal for Priory Park witnesses


Three weeks on, Surrey Police are still trying to identify two potential witnesses after a woman reported she was raped in Priory Park, Reigate, on Tuesday 9 June.

Officers are keen to speak to a man and a woman who may have been in the park around 4pm that day, as they could have vital information.

Surrey Police said this week: “The people we are looking to trace are described as a couple, both between 30 and 38 years old.

“The man is described as white, skinny build and 185cm (6 feet) tall. He was wearing a white top with lines on it and blue jeans shorts.

“The woman is described as white with black hair. She was wearing a blue dress.

“It is believed they may have spoken to the victim and the suspect in the park at around the time of the assault.”

Police want to speak to anyone who feels that they could match that description and was in the park between 4:30 and 6:30pm that Tuesday afternoon (9 June).

Anyone who may have photos or video footage from the park between those times is being asked to check to see if they may have captured an image of the couple.

“Officers have been out in the local community over the last three weeks, and we are continuing to ask for any information from the public which could assist our investigation,” the police added.

Detective Constable Fiona Trueman said: “We hope that these continued efforts prove to the community that we are trying to hold whoever is responsible to account.

“We are reaching out to the public to identify these key witnesses who could significantly help us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference PR/45200059749. Alternatively, anyone not wanting to leave their name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Surrey Police also said on Tuesday (30 June): “A 30-year-old man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of rape and has been released under investigation with bail conditions.”