Male rape investigation in Bournemouth dropped

An investigation into an alleged rape of a man in an alleyway in Bournemouth has been dropped by police.

Dorset Police had appealed for witnesses after a man, in his 30s, was found unconscious between Manor Road and Monkey Island on Friday evening.

A statement released later by the force said the man no longer wished to make the allegation or support an investigation.

The force said it took any reports of sexual assault "extremely seriously".

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