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CHARGED - a man from Pirbright remains in custody

CHARGED – a man from Pirbright remains in custody

POLICE have charged a man following an attempted rape in Woking on Friday.

Mark Scully, 37, of Gole Road, Pirbright, has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 30).

Police were called in the early hours of Friday morning after a woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in Greenheys Place, off White Rose Lane, near the train station.

The victim was travelling by train from London Waterloo just before midnight yesterday, when she was approached by the suspect.

After both alighting at Woking railway station at around 12.30am this morning the suspect offered to help the woman home.

She was led to a wooded area where she was attacked, leaving her with injuries to her face and neck.

The victim stopped for help at a nearby address and when officers attended the scene an area of woodland was cordoned off allowing police to conduct forensic inquires.

This morning officers arrested a man in his 30s from Pirbright in connection with the incident. He remains in police custody.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number WK/12/4488 or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to give information anonymously.

ARREST - a man from Pirbright remains in custody

ARREST – a man from Pirbright remains in custody

A MAN from Pirbright has been arrested in connection with an attempted rape in Woking.

Police were called in the early hours of this morning after a woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in Greenheys Place, off White Rose Lane, near the train station.

The victim was travelling by train from London Waterloo just before midnight yesterday, when she was approached by the suspect.

After both alighting at Woking railway station at around 12.30am this morning the suspect offered to help the woman home.

She was led to a wooded area where she was attacked, leaving her with injuries to her face and neck.

The victim stopped for help at a nearby address and when officers attended the scene an area of woodland was cordoned off allowing police to conduct forensic inquires.

This morning officers arrested a man in his 30s from Pirbright in connection with the incident. He remains in police custody.

Detective sergeant Eddie Poole, of Surrey Police, said: “This was a violent attack on a woman who was simply trying to make her way home from an evening out.

“Surrey Police has specially trained officers who work with victims of sexual assault and we are doing everything we can to ensure her welfare. Officers have been working through the night and have arrested a suspect.

“Inquiries will continue today and I am appealing to anyone who was traveling to, from, or past, Woking railway station between the hours of midnight and 1am last night to contact police.

“I am also asking anyone who was out in the area around Oriental Road, Heathside Crescent and Greenheys Place and who may have seen or heard anything to come forward and speak to us.”

CCTV footage has been reviewed and officers have carried out house-to-house inquiries along neighbouring roads.

The suspect is described as a white man approximately six foot tall, of slender but muscular build with a shaved head.

He was wearing light coloured trousers, a long sleeved top with a motif on the front and carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone with information should contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference number WK/12/4488 or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to give information anonymously.

SUITS YOU, SIR - Matt Cobb with his greyhounds sporting Jubilee cravats

SUITS YOU, SIR - Matt Cobb with his greyhounds sporting Jubilee cravats

IT was a weekend none of us will ever experience again. Street ­closures were rejoiced. The weather was not an issue. The Queen was ­celebrating 60 years on the throne and Woking was in the mood to party.

In Chobham a red, white and blue wave of people washed through the high street.

Horsell crowned its ­Jubilee weekend with a collection of hats that Her ­Majesty would have felt at home in.

While hundreds of picnickers ­savoured this historic moment on Byfleet village recreation ground.

A regal parade, fronted by a stirring marching band, hit the right note with revellers at ­Pirbright Green.

In Ripley, hundreds watched on as the Diamond Jubilee beacon was lit on the village green. And Pat Baker, born in the year of The Queen’s coronation, unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.

In total, 48 roads were lawfully closed for residents to take their parties to the street.

The Queen is the physical embodiment of all that is great about us and our country

And there were hundreds of impromptu gatherings tucked away in the borough’s streets, as friends, families and neighbours ­enjoyed a right royal knees up.

A sing off and ­Wellington boot ­throwing competition was held at Maitland Close, West ­Byfleet.

Champion ­thrower James Post, 38, said: “Celebrating a ­Jubilee is very unique.

“There will not be a day like this again for a very long time so we should take the time to enjoy it.”

Residents of Lincoln Drive, Pyrford, received the shock of their lives when the Mayor of ­Woking, Michael Smith, arrived with Mayoress Anne Murray and joined in their ­Jubilee bash.

Freda Spickett, 84, of Send, toasted Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953 and remembered it being very similar to her Diamond Jubilee. She said: “It was wet and very cold that day, too.”

As The Queen marked her 60th year as head of the monarchy, villagers gathered on the green to celebrate her outstanding achievement.

A rousing marching band led a parade of patriotism, with young and old decked in their finest royal-themed fancy dress, with red, white and blue the order of the day.

Cunningham House retirement home residents decorated two golf buggies to join in the action before everyone tucked into a mouth-watering lamb roast.

Laura McMurniman, 25, who grew up in the village and was married in St Michael & All Angels church last summer, said: “It’s great how so many different generations are involved.

“My whole family being here made my dad so happy – he was actually born in the village.

“I know she was really busy but I’m sure The Queen would have loved seeing everyone enjoying themselves.”

Laura’s husband Sheldon, 30, added: “Pirbright is the quintessential British village.

“The community spirit and ‘tally- ho’ attitude really does epitomise everything we are celebrating this weekend.

“The Queen is the physical embodiment of all that is great about us and our country.

“Even the cricketers were out and about gearing up to try and get some overs in despite the rain.”