Rape investigation appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:06 26 September 2012

Archant

Police are appealing for information relating to a rape investigation

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of raping a woman in Exeter in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officers said the men, both aged 23, were interviewed at Heavitree Road police station then released on bail until November 28, while enquiries continue.

Devon and Cornwall police investigating the rape of a woman in a lane that joins Sidwell Street and King William Street, near to St Sidwell’s Church, between 1am and 2am, are appealing for witnesses.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: “This is the early stages of the investigation and there is very little information we can share at this stage.

“Right now detectives will be gathering all the details they can which will include carrying out interviews and forensic analysis.

“I would like to ask for the public’s help though, for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the vicinity of this incident in the early hours of today, no matter how small it might seem to them, to contact us without delay.”

Call police on 101, quoting police reference 59 0f 250912.

Other News Stories

Cash and a chain of office have been stolen during a double burglary in Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
06:30

An Exmouth firefighter injured in the blaze that ripped through Woodbury Common has told of the ‘hair-raising’ moment he and his colleagues were trapped by the flames without water to fight them.

Read more
58 minutes ago

The Countess of Wessex will be in attendance at this year’s Devon County Show.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:04

On this week in 1944: Extracts from the Exmouth Journal, printed April 22, 1944.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:33

The measures to restrict vehicular access to Cranbrook Railway Station are to remain for the immediate future.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:57

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has asked people to avoid a ‘dangerous area’ of Exmouth beach after a sinkhole appeared.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:19

The new principal of Exmouth Community College has been named.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:54

Firefighters were called to a property in Budleigh Salterton due to reports of a smell of burning coming from a gas boiler.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

An elderly couple from Exmouth handed over a ‘large sum of money’ to two men claiming they could fix guttering at the property.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

Proposals to demolish a property and replace it with ten flats have been opposed by Exmouth Town Council’s planning committee.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications