Police have launched a rape investigation after a young woman struggled to a nearby petrol station to get help.

The incident happened in Camberley between 11pm on Saturday, June 30 and 1am Sunday, July 1 - and police are now asking for help from the public.

A man is believed to have left the scene, walking along the Camberley Health Centre access road towards Park Road.

Police have a description of the man, who they want to interview. He is described as 5ft 5ins to 5ft 6ins tall with brown/ginger/blond hair.

He was wearing a dark red/brown sleeved shirt, had a 'chin-strap' style beard and a tan or olive skin. He spoke with a foreign accent.

Detective Inspector Adam Ramiz from Surrey Police’s Sexual Offences Investigation Team said: “The victim has been through a horrendous ordeal which we are taking extremely seriously. She is being supported by specialist officers.

“My team is working very hard on various lines of enquiry to determine what happened exactly and to find the offender. Although we were called just before 1am, this was a prolonged attack which we believe could have lasted two hours.

“We need your help. It’s vital that if you saw a man matching this description near the Camberley Health Centre late on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, or any unusual behaviour that may be linked to this incident that you contact us.” Anyone in the area between 11pm and 1am June 30 to July 1 should call 101 with the reference: Operation Lagoon – P18159520.

Bob Darkens, Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Inspector called on people to remain vigilant.

He said: "Avoid walking alone through short cuts in areas that aren’t lit. Carry a personal attack alarm. If you think you’re being followed, walk to the busiest place you can find or knock on a door. Then call the police."

For more information on how to keep yourself and others safe visit: https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-yourself-and-others/personal-safety/