January 16, 2020 3.56 pm This story is over 52 months old

Man arrested in connection with Grimsby rape

A 25-year-old man is in custody

A man has been arrested as part of ongoing investigations into a reported rape on Railway Street in Grimsby.

Police investigating the incident, which happened shortly after midnight on Sunday, March 10, took a 25-year-old man into custody on suspicion of rape and actual bodily harm.

It’s the fourth arrest that officers have made in connection with the case.

Detectives previously issued CCTV appeals in an attempt to identify the attacker.

The victim is said to have been raped as she walked home in the early hours.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stu Miller said: “Since the initial report we have explored numerous lines of enquiry, including reviewing CCTV, house to house enquiries, consulting with the National Crime Agency and criminal profilers and working with Regional Scientific Support Services to explore all forensic opportunities available to us.

“Support for the victim is being maintained through our specialist officers and we continue to ensure she is kept up to date with the investigation and the action that we are taking.”

The man arrested remains in our custody whilst enquiries continue.