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.