Update – man arrested following report of rape in Swanage

24 October 2018
A man has been arrested following a report that a woman was raped in Swanage.

The incident occurred at around 4am on Sunday 21 October 2018 in Hillview Road.

A local woman aged in her 20s reported that she was in the company of a man she had met earlier that night in Bar One in the High Street when she was raped on an area of grass.

Following an appeal by detectives, a 28-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and has been released under investigation.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180170404. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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