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Canterbury: Two teenagers arrested after graveyard rape in Longport


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Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the reported rape of a woman in Canterbury.

The pair – aged 16 and 18 – were quizzed by police over the suspected attack in an old graveyard near the Longport roundabout.

A woman in her 20s reported being raped at about 4.15am on Thursday, February 23.

Police had cordoned off the graveyard in Longport after the reported rape.
Police had cordoned off the graveyard in Longport after the reported rape.

Officers taped off the scene and carried out door-to-door enquiries in the hours that followed.

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy from Canterbury were later arrested.

They have been released on bail until June 4 while further investigations are carried out.

Police taped off the old churchyard in Longport.
Police taped off the old churchyard in Longport.

Anyone with information should call police on 01843 222289, quoting reference ZY/007262/17.

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