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Man, 30, arrested on suspicion of raping man in late teens at churchyard of St Edmunds Church in Downham Market




A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenager after an incident in Downham Market yesterday.

Police are appealing for information after a man in his late teens was raped in the churchyard at St Edmunds Church on Church Road just before 1am.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape yesterday afternoon and taken to King's Lynn Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned.

Police said the incident happened in the churchyard at St Edmunds Church in Downham Market
Police said the incident happened in the churchyard at St Edmunds Church in Downham Market

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Richard Weller said both men had met one another before the incident and they are not linking it to any other incidents in the Downham area.

"The victim, aged in his late teens, is being supported by specialist officers and we're keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could assist the investigation," he added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swaffham CID on 101, quoting incident number 28 of July 3.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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