Police appeal after allegation of man raped in Exeter

By Will Goddard

30th Mar 2022 | Local News

Devon and Cornwall Police vehicle (Pixabay)
Devon and Cornwall Police vehicle (Pixabay)

Police have issued an appeal for information after an alleged rape of a man in Exeter.

The incident is believed to have taken place between 4am and 5.15am this morning (Tuesday 29 March) in the grounds of St Sidwell's Church, Exeter.

A scene cordon remains in place. A man has also been arrested on suspicion of rape and is in police custody.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police are investigating an allegation of a rape of a man that is believed to have taken place in the early hours of Tuesday 29 March.

"It is believed that the assault took place sometime between 4am-5:15am on the grounds surrounding St Sidwell's Church, Exeter.

"A scene guard remains in place in the area. A 20-year-old man from the Exeter area has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in police custody."

Anyone with any information, or who was in the area during the time of the attack, is asked to contact [email protected] quoting crime reference CR/026317/22.


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