POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped near a primary school in the early hours of Tuesday morning, July 27.

The assault took place near Crickhowell Primary School at around 4am, with the woman raped by one of three men who approached her, all of whom were said to be wearing black facemasks.

The woman was walking along Hillbrook Court, Brecon Road, when she was approached by three men, one of whom took hold of her and subsequently raped her.

The man who carried out the assault is described as tall, was wearing a baseball cap, a black face mask, black Adidas trainers that were shiny on the side and who was possibly in his late teens or early twenties.

There is no description available for the other two men, other than they were also wearing black face masks.

Anyone who saw any men matching this description in the area between 3.45am and 4.30am on Tuesday morning is asked to contact police.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Rowe, who is leading the investigation, said: “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare in the Dyfed Powys area.

“We have specialist officers supporting the victim, and her welfare is our focus. Extensive enquiries are being conducted, and the public will have seen an increased presence of police officers in the last couple of days in Crickhowell as we investigate this harrowing incident. I appeal to anyone with any information that could help our investigation to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed Powys Police, either online at https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visit crimestoppers-uk.org. Quote reference: DP-20210727-024.