Woman in her 30s kidnapped and gang raped in broad daylight at Essex graveyard

The woman was taken to St Osyth Cemetery in Clacton where she was raped by three men (Google)

Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 30s was kidnapped and driven to an Essex cemetery and gang raped in broad daylight.

The victim told police she was approached by a man in Jackson Road, Clacton, Essex, before she was hauled into his car with two other men on Sunday afternoon.

The three men then drove the woman to the St Osyth Cemetery in Clay Lane, some four miles away from where she was kidnapped.

Police are continuing to search the area for forensic evidence (Pixabay/stock photo)

She was then raped by the three men, sometime between 3pm and 4pm.

Police are scouring the ground for forensic evidence while the victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Essex Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the horrific crime.

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Detective Inspector Greg Wood, of Essex Police’s Public Protection Investigation Unit, said: “We are continuing to make extensive enquiries into this serious offence, including house to house enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage.

“We are currently treating this as an isolated incident but we understand the community will be concerned and we have increased our patrols in Jackson Road and the Clay Lane areas as a result.

“We urge anyone with information, was in the vicinity or driving with dashcam footage between 2.30pm and 5pm, or has CCTV to contact the Adult Sexual Assault Investigation Team on 101 quoting incident 731 of January 15 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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