http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/753...ror-rape-in-ukOriginally Posted by 9NewsAn Australian woman has been subjected to a terrifying seven-hour rape ordeal after being dragged from street in Scotland in broad daylight.
The 24-year-old woman was attacked by two men as she walked through a subway underpass near a busy supermarket in Edinburgh on Monday afternoon.
She was sprayed in the face with some form of noxious substance and dragged to nearby undergrowth, where she was subjected to a protracted sexual assault lasting about seven hours, police said.
"This young woman has been subjected to a terrifying ordeal at the hands of these two men - the trauma she has experienced cannot be underestimated," a spokeswoman for the Lothian and Borders Police said in a statement.
Detective Superintendent Allan Jones, who is leading a 20-strong team of officers investigating the case, said the woman had displayed unbelievable resilience during the attack.
"The trauma she went through was unbelievable," Det Supt Jones was quoted as saying in a BBC report.
"Despite this protracted series of attacks in a makeshift den she has maintained a form of dialogue which allowed her to be in the position where she has contributed to her release.
"It is very commendable the way she has behaved during this traumatic set of circumstances."
Det Supt Jones told The Scotsman website: "It is very rare for an incident like this to happen at this time of day."
The area where the incident occurred, the Telfer subway, is regularly used by people making their way from Fountainbridge towards Dalry, police said.
Police said the two men were described as being white, Eastern European and aged in their 20s.
One of the men was around 6ft tall, of medium build, with a dark shaved head and bad teeth. He was wearing a blue raincoat with 'New Zealand' written on it.
The other was shorter in height, with short blonde hair, and was wearing a black waterproof jacket with knitted sleeves.
Police have stepped up patrols in the area.