HIV man quizzed by Exmouth police after women's allegations

AN HIV positive former serviceman has been arrested on suspicion of having unprotected sex with a string of women in the Exmouth area without telling them he carried the virus.

AN HIV positive former serviceman has been arrested on suspicion of having unprotected sex with a string of women in the Exmouth area without telling them he carried the virus.

Understood to be a former Royal Marine, the 39-year-old was arrested on Friday in Bournemouth, Dorset, on Friday and questioned by Exmouth CID at Heavitree Road police station.

Police said he was later released on bail.

A Devon and Cornwall Police Constabulary spokesman confirmed a number of women had come forward regarding allegations of having unprotected sex with a man they now believed to be carrying the potentially-life threatening HIV virus.


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The women claim the man failed to tell them he carried the virus, said police.

The Journal understands that if there is enough evidence the man could be charged with Section 18, grievous bodily harm.

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Pete Boorn, from Exmouth CID, said: "Our investigations are ongoing. Our primary concern and support is for those who have been affected by this.

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