Man arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and common assault in West Horsley

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and common assault in West Horsley, Surrey Police have reported.

Police said officers were called shortly after 3pm yesterday afternoon (May 14) after a report of a woman being attacked by a man while she was out walking a dog in woodland just past the railway bridge at the end of Lollesworth Lane.

A man in his 20s has been arrested and remains in police custody at this time, Surrey Police added.

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There will be an increased police presence in West Horsley while Surrey Police carry out enquiries over the coming days, alongside proactive reassurance patrols in the area.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and common assault in West Horsley, Surrey Police have reported. Picture contributedA man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and common assault in West Horsley, Surrey Police have reported. Picture contributed
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and common assault in West Horsley, Surrey Police have reported. Picture contributed

If you have any safety concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to Surrey Police’s officers when you see them.

Surrey Police are looking to speak to anyone who might have been in the area around Lollesworth Lane between 2.15pm and 3.25pm yesterday afternoon and who might have seen anything suspicious during this time.

If you have any information that may assist the investigation, including CCTV, dash cam or helmet cam footage, please get in touch quoting PR/45240054293 via:

If you do not wish to speak to police, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.