Man arrested after woman raped in Boscombe shopping precinct
A man has been man arrested after a woman was raped in a shopping precinct in Bournemouth.
The woman was assaulted in Christchurch Road, Boscombe, near the Royal Arcade and Aldi supermarket between 03:45 and 04:15 GMT on Thursday, Dorset Police said.
The attacker has been described as black and 5ft 6in tall.
A 23-year-old man from Southwark, London has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Det Con Neil Third said: "I know members of the public often travel through the precinct at the time of the reported incident and I would urge anyone who saw a man matching the description given to please call 101."