A woman was raped in an Aylesbury churchyard in the early hours of this morning. 

The woman, in her twenties, reported being raped by a man she did not known in the churchyard at St Mary's near Kingsbury Square between 5.30am and 6.15am. 

She reported the incident to police at around 6.40pm after the attacker left the scene. 

He is described as an Asian male, aged approximately in his thirties. 

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Jason Simpson of Force CID, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “The incident reported is naturally very concerning and the victim is being supported by specially trained officers at this time.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation, and are conducting thorough enquiries to ascertain exactly what has happened.

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the general vicinity of St Mary’s Church or adjacent streets in the early hours of this morning to please contact Thames Valley Police if you believe you witnessed anything that can assist this investigation.

“I would also like to hear from anybody in the local area who may have been driving and has dash-cam, to please check this and contact us if it has captured anything.

“I would like to re-assure the local community that we are investigating this as a priority, and there will be a considerable and very visible police presence in the area while these investigations continue.

“We currently have a scene-watch in place in St Mary’s Churchyard, and expect this to remain in place for some time.

“Our investigation also includes house to house and CCTV enquiries, and so if anybody living nearby has CCTV installed, please check this and get in touch if it has captured anything that can assist us.

“You can make a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210456425.

“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Incidents such as are obviously concerning for the local community, and so I would also ask anybody with any concerns to please speak to one of our officers in the area.”