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A police helicopter rushed when a 22-year-old woman "attacked in a forest" near Keele University

This afternoon, emergency services have descended on the University of Keele after a young woman was attacked in a forest.

A police helicopter was scrambled after the assault on land near Keele Hall.

He was seen flying over the area around 1 pm while the search for the suspect continues.

The paramedics were called to the scene about 45 minutes earlier and a 22-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with what has been described as "minor injuries".

The nature of the attack has not been revealed.

Police continue searching for suspect

A spokesman for the Staffordshire police said: "The Officers are responding to reports of an assault in a forest near Keele Hall, Keele.

"Emergency services were called to the scene around 1 pm today. The National Police Air Service is also assisting officers with this incident.

"A 22-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital with minor injuries."

A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 12.15 pm to reports of an assault near Keele Hall.

" Attended an ambulance and a paramedic and treated a woman for minor injuries and then taken to the hospital. "

A witness told StokeonTrentLive: "There is a significant police presence in Keele Uni with an ambulance and a police helicopter, and students have apparently been told to" go where it is safe " It looks like the helicopter is looking in the forest. "

A spokesman for Keele University said:" This afternoon an isolated incident was reported on campus, the police attended for a short period, but now it came out On campus, a woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. "

Anyone with information who calls the Staffordshire Police on 101 is asked to cite incident 320 of January 15.

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