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A man has been arrested after a woman in her late teens was reportedly raped by two men in Cromer.
The incident happened on Friday night at about 11:30pm at a bus stop on Cadogan Road.
Police say they are ‘exploring the possibility’ that the rape is linked to the disorder in the town at the weekend.
The seaside town was said to be on ‘lockdown’ after a series of disturbances.
The man who is in his 30s, was arrested by Essex Police earlier this morning (Monday 21 August).
A group of travellers have left Cromer after a weekend of minor disturbances.
The district council said the group left the site on the Runton Road car park at 3pm on Sunday afternoon (August 20) after being served an eviction notice on Saturday.
“We worked closely with the police to reassure the community, businesses and visitors to our seaside resorts. At the request of the District Council, the Police significantly increased their presence over the weekend which was very much appreciated and a good indication of our partnership working in this issue.
“North Norfolk provides temporary stopping places for travellers and the Council will always act swiftly where there are illegal encampments. If it had of been necessary we would have been in Magistrates Court first thing on Monday to seek their support to move them on.”
The council leader said he and his officers had been out in the town reassuring businesses and they wanted to make sure Cromer stayed a family friendly resort.
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It has been a sizzling start to the Bank Holiday weekend with temperatures soaring to 27°C (81°F) on the north Norfolk coast making it the hottest place in England.
Despite a brief period of thundery rain crossing the Anglia region on Saturday morning, the temperature reached 27°C at Weybourne in Norfolk at 1pm. It was 26.7°C at nearby Cromer.
It is the hottest day of the year in the Anglia region and the warmest since it reached 30°C on 15 September 2016.
An average day in late May would normally see temperatures peaking at 17-18°C.
The weather will cool off slightly over the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend and the Met Office has issued a weather warning for the risk of more thundery downpours on Sunday night.
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