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Wigan park rape: Man, 36, arrested

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a rape in Wigan, Greater Manchester, at the weekend.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was being held in connection with the rape of a 26-year-old woman in Mesnes Park on Saturday.

The woman was attacked at 22:00 GMT when she was threatened and raped after a brief conversation.

A police spokesman said the arrested man was bailed to report to police on 4 February.

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