Man, 21, arrested on suspicion of raping woman in Cirencester

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of rape following following a report that a woman was sexually assaulted in Cirencester during the early hours of Saturday morning (24 July).

The 21-year-old man from Cirencester was arrested yesterday evening and has since been released on police bail to allow for further inquiries to take place.

Police were called on Saturday with a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted by an unknown man whilst in the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester between 3am and 5am that morning.

Later that day an unknown woman attended the victim’s home address saying that she had found her phone and driving licence in the woodland area in Abbey Grounds.

Detective Sergeant Faye Satchwell-Bennett said: “We would like to thank the community of Cirencester who have been calling in with valuable information that has assisted our inquiries.

“We are still urgently seeking to identify the woman who located a phone and driving licence in the Abbey Grounds area of Cirencester and returned it to the owner.”

Officers are continuing to conduct inquiries and anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to police is asked to complete the following online form quoting incident 345 of 24 July: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Alternatively you can call 101 with the same details or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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