Arrest in rape probe

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A MAN was arrested on suspicion of rape after reports a woman was sexually assaulted in Cleveleys.

Police were called to toilets on the car park behind the Tesco store on Victoria Road West following allegations a 20-year-old woman had been attacked.

It is believed the woman, who says she was attacked just before 6.50pm on Monday, knew her alleged attacker.

Crime scene investigators were at the toilets from about 9pm until 11pm on Monday.

A 21-year-old man from Cleveleys was arrested on suspicion of rape. He has been released pending further inquiries.

Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward by calling Blackpool Police on 0845 1253545 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.