Man arrested after woman raped near Stroud

A MAN in his 50s has been arrested after police responded to a report that he had raped a woman in a hotel room in Woodchester.

Officers were called to the hotel at around midday today (October 13) by a distressed woman who had been assaulted and raped.

The man had left the hotel before police arrived.

Following a search of the area with support from the police helicopter, a 55-year-old man, from Dursley, was arrested on suspicion of rape.

He remains in police custody.

The woman is now receiving specialist support.

Officers remain at the scene while enquiries continue.

Police would like anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to them to come forward.

Anybody with information can contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through their website, quoting incident 168 of October 13.  

You can also call police on 101 and quote the same incident number, or provide information anonymously to independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online ​on their website.

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