A woman was raped on Sunday evening as she walked near a children’s play area in Cowley.
The attack happened just yards from Cowley police station as the nineteen year old walked along Between Towns Road. It is unknown if she is a student.
After the attack, the man marched the woman – possibly at knifepoint – to a cash point where he tried to force her to withdraw money.
However, she was able to alert door staff at The William Morris Wetherspoon's pub.
Police have described the attacker as aged 16 or 17 and about 6ft tall, wearing a dark jumper with multi-coloured horizontal stripes and a baseball cap. He was said to be riding a silver bicycle.
A 16-year-old male was last night in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of rape and robbery.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything.
Call police on 08458 505505 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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