Four men are being hunted by police after raping and attacking a woman as she walked through an alleyway in Tilehurst.

At around 10pm on June 27 the victim was walking through an alleyway near McIlroy Park where she was assaulted by the unknown men.

Following the attack, the twenty-year-old walked to Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment.

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Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses or information in connection to the rape.

The first offender is described as a mixed-race man aged in his twenties, just over 6ft tall, of skinny build, wearing a grey tracksuit

The second offender is described as a mixed-race man, aged in his twenties, shorter than 6ft tall, of slim build, with short, dark hair in tight curls, and wearing jeans and a black t-shirt.

The third and fourth offenders are described as mixed-race men in their twenties with short, dark, curly hair.

Detective Inspector Laura Corscadden, based at Reading police station, said: “This is a concerning incident but I would like to reassure the community that we are carrying out a thorough investigation.

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“Our specialist officers are working to support the victim in connection with this incident.

“Members of the public may see an increased police presence while we continue to investigate, and I would advise anyone with concerns to please speak to one of our officers.

Police added: “Anyone with any information relating to this incident should come forward.

“Also I would ask anyone who has CCTV, a dash-cam or a video doorbell to please check their footage and get in touch if it shows anything that could assist our enquiries.

“Those with information should call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220240527.

“Alternatively, you can provide information completely anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”