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Man arrested on suspicion of raping girl in Shrewsbury

St John's Hill, Shrewsbury Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The girl was found by a member of the public in St John's Hill, police said

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a 17-year-old girl was found on a street in Shrewsbury.

West Mercia Police said it was believed the assault had happened inside a premises in St John's Hill before she was found by a member of public.

The force said the man remained in police custody.

Det Insp Rich Roberts said the girl was being supported by specialist officers and urged anyone with information to come forward.

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