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Man arrested over Cheadle church graveyard rape

St Mary's Parish Church on High Street, Cheadle Image copyright Geoff Royle
Image caption The attack happened in the grounds of St Mary's Parish Church in Cheadle

A man has been arrested following the rape of a 32-year-old woman in the graveyard of a church.

The attack happened in the grounds of St Mary's Parish Church in Cheadle, Stockport, in the early hours of Monday.

A 20-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of rape, police said.

Det Insp Julia Bowden said it had been a "fast-moving investigation" and officers had made "significant progress".

The victim continues to be supported by specially trained officers, she added.

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