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Man arrested after woman allegedly raped in Plymouth cafe toilets

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

Devon and Cornwall Police

Police have arrested a man at a Plymouth cafe this morning after a woman claimed she was raped.

At around 8am a woman aged in her early twenties reported that she had been raped in the toilets of Goodbodies Cafe on Mutley Plain in Plymouth.

On police arrival the alleged offender was still at the scene.

He was arrested and taken into police custody at Crownhill police station.

Detective inspector Steve Brownlow said: We have a suspect in custody and detectives from the sexual offences investigation team will now carry out a very thorough investigation.”

“This has been a traumatic experience for the victim and we will ensure she gets the care and support needed.

“This is very early in the investigation and I am unable to provide any further details at this time but I do want to say that while offences of this nature are rare in Plymouth, I want to remind people, particularly young woman, to be vigilant and report any incidents to us as soon as possible.

“I want to reassure victims of sexual offences that we have specially trained officers who will deal with incidents with sensitivity. We treat these incidents very seriously and they will be thoroughly investigated with the aim of bringing those involved to justice.”

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and is now in police custody where he will be interviewed by police.

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