Bournemouth woman raped in St Clements Church grounds

St Clement's Church, Boscombe Police said the victim, who sustained facial injuries during the attack, had been left "very distressed"

A woman has been raped in the grounds of a church in Bournemouth.

The 33-year-old Bournemouth woman was attacked in the grounds of St Clements Church, Boscombe, at about 05:30 BST on Saturday.

Police said the victim, who sustained facial injuries during the attack, had been left "very distressed".

A 22-year-old man from Bedfordshire has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is helping officers with their enquiries.

Det Sgt Andy Bell said he was keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area around Southcote Road, St Clements Church and Knole Road between 04:00 and 06:00 on the morning of the attack.

The offender is described as a black, of medium build, approximately 5ft 4in (1.62m) tall with short black hair, who was wearing a white woolly jumper.

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