UPDATE : Arrest over Woodseats rape allegation

 

A teenager is currently in custody after a young woman was raped in Woodseats yesterday morning.

At around 9.30am, a 27-year-old woman reported she had been raped on a grassed area adjacent to Ulverston Road.

An 18 year old man was arrested on Tuesday evening on suspicion of rape. He remains in custody at this time where he will be interviewed by officers.

The woman is receiving support from specialist officers.

Detective Sergeant Andy Shields said: “Officers have been in the area today, carrying out enquiries and maximising any forensic opportunities.

“A thorough review of CCTV footage of the area is also underway and we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.”

Detective Sergeant Andy Shields added: “The woman continues to be supported by specialist officers and I fully understand that news of this incident is likely to cause concern amongst the local community.”

Anyone who was in the area that saw or heard anything suspicious is encouraged to contact the police via 101 quoting incident number 290 of 14 May 2019. Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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