A TERRIFIED woman was dragged into an alleyway by two men before being raped.

The duo ran away along Valentia Road, towards the junction with Curzon Street, after attacking the victim between 3.30am and 4am on Sunday.

She was approached by the two men and pulled through a wooden gate into an alleyway, causing her to sustain an arm injury during the incident.

The first offender is described as a light-skinned black man, aged in his late teens.

The second offender is described as a black man with an Afro hairstyle.

He was wearing a black shirt and dark jeans.

Senior investigating officer, detective chief inspector Matt Stone, of Force CID at Reading police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this attack to contact police.

“Likewise, if you recognise the men described, please contact us.

“This was a serious incident, but I would like to reassure the public that we are carrying out a thorough investigation.

“You may notice an increased police presence in the coming days while we investigate this.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference number 43180206736.

If you would like to contact the police anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.