Woman raped in Dorchester town centre alleyway

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image captionThe victim, in her 20s, was assaulted in Grey School Passage, off High West Street

A man has been arrested after a woman was raped in a town centre alleyway.

The victim, in her 20s, was assaulted in Grey School Passage, off High West Street, in Dorchester, at about 05:10 GMT.

A 22-year-old man, from Weymouth, has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is assisting officers with their inquiries, Dorset Police said.

A cordon put in place while an investigation was carried out has since been lifted.

image captionParishioners of neighbouring Holy Trinity Church gathered by the cordon ahead of morning mass

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