A 17-year-old girl was the victim of assault, kidnap, and rape in the town of Epsom, Surrey on Friday night. The unnamed girl was allegedly “dragged out” of a Pizza Hut branch by the perpetrator before being stabbed and raped.
Police were called to the restaurant on Waterloo Road at 10.35 PM following reports a man had entered the shop and assaulted a member of staff before forcibly removing a young woman from the building and fleeing the area.
Officers arrived 15 minutes later and arrested a 32-year-old man just over 500 metres from the scene in a recreational area off Pound Lane. They discovered the teenage victim a few minutes later and noticed she had been stabbed in the abdomen. She was taken to St. George’s Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.
Surrey Police issued a statement saying: “A 32-year-old man has been charged with a total of nine offences, including rape and kidnap, following an incident where a 17-year-old girl was serious assaulted in Epsom last night.
Costica Voedes, of the High Street in Epsom, has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent, two counts of rape, kidnap, false imprisonment, possession of an offensive weapon, affray and common assault.
The charges relate to a number of incidents which took place shortly after 10.30pm on Friday, 17 June at Pizza Hut in Waterloo Road and Court Recreation Ground in Epsom.
Voedes has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at South East Surrey Magistrates Court (Redhill) on Monday, 20 June.”
Witnesses are asked to call 101 if they have information which may be useful.