Police investigate alleged rape near crown court

A woman was raped outside a crown court in a late-night attack.

The 19-year-old victim told officers she had been raped by a man near a disabled access ramp outside Portsmouth Crown Court last Sunday morning.

A 23-year-old man from Gosport was arrested on suspicion of rape, interviewed in police custody, and bailed until January 15, 2013, pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault which happened at 1.30am on Sunday, November 18.

Detective Constable Alison Richards of Portsmouth CID said: "Officers would like to hear from anyone who was out at around 1am, and who may have seen or heard anything that may assist the investigation."

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