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Police hunt sex attackers as two teen girls ‘lured into woodland’ and molested

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Police are hunting two teen suspects after two girls were sexually assaulted in Surrey woodland.

The two teenage girls had been "lured" into the wooded area before the attack took place.

Both suspects have distinctive tattoos that could help them be identified, police investigating the matter hope.

The double sex attack happened on the evening of Wednesday July 22, while the UK was sweltering in a record-breaking heatwave.

Police were called to woodland near Mill Lane, Felbridge, Surrey after the two boys, described as older teens, fled, leaving their victims shocked and scared.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said on Thursday: "We are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault that occurred in the woodland on Wednesday at around 7pm".

They added: "The victims, two teenage girls, were led into the woodland by two young men and sexually assaulted. The suspects then fled the scene.

"The first suspect is described as being in his late teens, white, around 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build. He has a light brown beard and light brown hair.

"He also is described as having an upper arm tattoo of a cross with rosary beads and the name 'Tammy'.

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"The suspect was wearing a grey tee shirt and shorts and blue and white trainers".

"The second suspect is described as also being in his late teens, white, around 5ft 8ins tall and of a slightly heavier build.

"He has dark brown slicked back hair, a sleeve tattoo on his right arm and a rose tattoo on his left hand. The suspect was wearing blue McKenzie swim shorts, a tee-shirt and black Nike trainers."

Detective Inspector Karen Hughes, told the Mirror: "We are taking this occurrence very seriously and would like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident.

"We are also aware of ongoing anti-social behaviour in this particular area and understand that the local community are rightly concerned. We are working hard to tackle these issues and have increased patrols and police visibility in the area."

"If you saw anyone matching these descriptions in the area, have any dashcam footage, or recognise any of the identifying features described, please contact us."

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