Police halt rape investigation

The steps leading to Newgate Road pictured from Lower Park Road.
The steps leading to Newgate Road pictured from Lower Park Road.
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POLICE have halted their enquiries regarding a rape alleged to have taken place along a footpath off Lower Park Road on Sunday evening.

Officer were in the area yesterday (Monday) and today.

Detective Inspector Hannah Willard said this afternoon: “We have spoken with a woman regarding her report and are reviewing the allegation.

“We take all reports of rape and sexual assault extremely seriously and these are always treated as a high priority. Victims are treated with dignity and respect throughout the investigation and are offered full support by the investigating officer.

“We continue to encourage people to come forward as soon as possible which gives us the best chance of finding out what did happen and bringing the offenders to justice.”