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Gillingham man, 22, accused of rape in Canterbury

By Gerry Warren

A man has been arrested after a woman reported being raped in an alley in a city centre.

The woman is alleged to have been attacked the victim near Stour Street, Canterbury, in the early hours of Sunday by a man she had met earlier in the evening.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have arrested a 22-year-old man from Gillingham.

Stour Street, Canterbury, near where the rape is said to have happened.Google street view (12916030)
Stour Street, Canterbury, near where the rape is said to have happened.Google street view (12916030)

He has been released pending further investigation.

Officers have been carrying out inquiries, including a review of CCTV and forensic opportunities, in a number of locations - including Gas Lane, Greyfriars Cottages Road and The Tannery.

Anyone who witnessed anything in or around these areas or has information that could assist officers is asked to call 01303 289600 quoting reference 23-0196.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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