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Plymouth police launch rape investigation: Man arrested
7:00am Friday 1st March 2013 in News
Police in Plymouth have launched an investigation after a woman in her early twenties reported that she had been raped in the toilets of Goodbodies Cafe on Mutley Plain.
Police received the report at around 8am yesterday morning, Thursday, February 28 and when police arrived the "alleged offender was still at the scene".
He was arrested and taken into police custody at Crownhill police station.
Detective inspector Steve Brownlow said: “We are investigating a very serious offence. We have a suspect in custody and detectives from the sexual offences investigation team will now carry out a very thorough investigation.”
“We will ensure the alleged victim gets the care and support needed.
“This is very early in the investigation and I am unable to provide any further details at this time but I do want to say that while offences of this nature are rare in Plymouth, I want to remind people, particularly young woman, to be vigilant and report any incidents to us as soon as possible.
“I want to reassure victims of sexual offences that we have specially trained officers who will deal with incidents with sensitivity. We treat these incidents very seriously and they will be thoroughly investigated with the aim of bringing those involved to justice.”
A 34 year old man has been arrested and is now in police custody where he will be interviewed by police.