The University of Kent is offering support to students after a woman was ‘raped on campus’

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Police are investigating a report that a woman was raped by the University of Kent campus in Canterbury.

Officers were called to University Road at around 3.40am today (June 2).

A Kent Police spokesman said enquiries were currently ongoing.

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He added: “The investigation into the incident is being carried out by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.”

The incident is believed to have occurred near the junction of Whitstable Road and University Road.

‘Support is available for any members of the University affected by this incident’

The University of Kent has also published the appeal from Kent Police and is offering support to students following the incident.

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Support is available for any members of the University affected by this incident. Students can contact the university’s Wellbeing Team on email: [email protected] or by phone: 01227 823206.

The appeal from the university ended with the following statement: “If you’re thinking of a night out, don’t forget to plan how to get home safely.

“Students are encouraged to remind themselves of our student guide to personal safety and you can find out more about our on-campus security provision on our campus security pages.”

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses and anyone who can provide further information is urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 02-0133.

Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.