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Further update – reported rape of woman near Wareham

09 August 2018
A man who was arrested in connection with a reported rape of a woman near Wareham has been released under investigation.

At 12.03pm on Tuesday 7 August 2018 Dorset Police received a report that an 18-year-old woman had been raped by an unknown man in a wooded area off a country lane, which leads from Bindon Lane toward Woodstreet Farm and the B3071. The incident is reported to have occurred sometime between 10.30am and 11.30am. 

A 51-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested yesterday, Wednesday 8 August 2018, on suspicion of rape. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident, who has not already spoken to police, to come forward.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 7:200. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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