TWO men have been charged in connection with the rape of a woman in Leamington.
Marc Coomey, 22, of Binswood Avenue, was charged with rape, committing an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence, and possession of cannabis.
Jack Smith, 21, of Hob Lane in Burton Green, was charged with rape and committing an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence.
The charges follow an incident on Sunday (January 14).
An investigation began after police received a report that a female had been raped by two men on Sunday afternoon.
The men appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (January 17) where they were remanded to appear at Warwick Crown Court on February 23.
Police are still trying to identify a cyclist who is reported to have spoken to victim shortly after the incident.
The cyclist was seen talking to the victim at around 7pm on Sunday near to the Vue cinema in Augusta Place, a short time after the attack is reported to have taken place.
The cyclist is described as being a woman in her mid-40s with shoulder length dark hair. She was wearing a three-quarter-length coat and riding a white bike.
Rape investigator Det Sgt Nic Norris said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who has been left distressed by the attack. We believe the cyclist is the first person she disclosed the attack to, so it is important we identify her.”
Anyone who can help identify the cyclist or provide any other information on the incident is asked to contact Warwickshire Police via www.warwickshire.police.uk/report or by calling 101, quoting incident 220 of January 14.