Published: 14:09, 09 April 2021
| Updated: 09:32, 10 April 2021
A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a teenage girl was attacked in an alleyway.
The incident happened between 2pm and 3.30pm yesterday afternoon, on a footpath leading between the A2990 Old Thanet Way and Eddington Lane in Herne Bay.
Police were alerted at about 4.30pm, and the path in question was taped off by officers.
A police spokesman said: "A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed while inquiries continue.
"Both parties are known to each other."
Anyone with any information that may assist the investigation should contact Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/57796/21.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous form at crimestoppers-uk.org.