Preston city centre rape suspect, 35, arrested in Manchester

A 35-year-old from Salford has been arrested on suspicion of rape after an 18-year-old woman was attacked in Preston city centre on Sunday, September 22
A 35-year-old from Salford has been arrested on suspicion of rape after an 18-year-old woman was attacked in Preston city centre on Sunday, September 22
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in Preston city centre.


The 35-year-old, from Salford, has been arrested in the Broughton area of Manchester this morning (Tuesday, October 8).

He remains in police custody.

The arrest follows a two-week investigation into the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Preston at around 4.20am on Sunday, September 22.

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The young woman was allegedly attacked after becoming separated from her friends.

Police said she was raped on a grassed area near Lord Street, next to the Guild Hall.