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Canterbury rape suspects arrested after incident in Downs Road

By Gerry Warren

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in a house in Canterbury.

Detectives were called to Downs Road following reports the woman had been raped shortly before 2am.

The property, as well as surrounding homes, were taped off by police this morning.

The street was sealed off

The street was sealed off

The alleged victim is thought to have been in Station Road East before travelling by car to Downs Road.

Police do not believe she and the four suspects are known to each other.

The four arrested are an 18-year-old man from Canterbury, a 19-year-old man of no fixed address, and two 17-year-old boys, one with no fixed address and the other from Dover.

They remain in custody.

Police cordoned off Downs Road in Canterbury

Police cordoned off Downs Road in Canterbury

Detectives are now appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to come forward.

Anyone with information should call 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference ZY/055756/17.

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