Man from Sandown arrested over Ventnor churchyard rape allegation (update 2)

The attack took place on Tuesday afternoon in the churchyard of St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor

st catherines church

A 35 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in a churchyard at 5.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

The man from Sandown remains in custody following the attack which took place in the churchyard of St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor.

Specialist police officers are supporting a woman in her 30s.

Update 1: Released on bail
The man has been released on bail with conditions until 16th July.

Update 2: No further action
The man has been released with no further action. No action will be taken against the woman for wasting police time.

Article edit
Update 1 added 21/6
Update 2 added 17/7

Source: BBC Hampshire

Image: © Google Maps/Streetview

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 2:19pm

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Filed under: Island-wide, Isle of Wight News, Police, Sandown, Top story, Ventnor

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