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Man arrested following rape of woman in Woodchester

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A man in his 50s has been arrested after police responded to a report that he had raped a woman in a hotel room in Woodchester.

Officers were called to the hotel at around midday today (Thursday 13 October) by a distressed woman who had been assaulted and raped.

The man had left the hotel before police arrived, and following a search of the area with support from the police helicopter, a 55-year-old man, from Dursley, was arrested on suspicion of rape. He remains in police custody.

The woman is now receiving specialist support.

Officers remain at the scene while enquiries continue.

Investigating officers would like anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to police to come forward.

Anybody with information can contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 168 of 13 October: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/

You can also call police on 101 and quote the same incident number, or provide information anonymously to independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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