POLICE have confirmed that rape suspect Brady Hickman was arrested in the Stroud area in the last hour.
Earlier today,released images in connection with the case from CCTV taken in Minchinhampton which appeared to show Hickman near a property.
These have now been removed as the case is active.
Hickman, aged in his 30s, was arrested in the Stroud area around 11.35am today on suspicion of raping an elderly woman in Gloucester in the early hours of Thursday.
He is now in police custody while inquiries continue.
Police would like to thank everyone who shared the appeal this morning which helped officers make the arrest.
The victim continues to receive specialist support following the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to police is asked to submit information online byand quoting incident 17 of 11 November
You can also call police on 101.