Man and woman arrested following rape in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Man and woman arrested following rape in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 27th Jul, 2023   0

A MAN and a woman have been arrested following a rape in Warwick.

The incident took place in Saltisford late in the evening on Friday July 21 and police are keen to speak to a good samaritan they believe could be a key witness.

The victim – a woman in her 20s – was trying to make her way home around midday on Saturday July 22 when she flagged down and spoke to a member of the public in Wallwin Place.

They are understood to have helped the victim order a taxi and Warwickshire Police believe they may be able to assist with their investigation.

A 28-year-old man from Warwick was arrested on suspicion of rape and administering a noxious substance with intent to commit a sexual offence while a 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, administering a noxious substance with intent to commit a sexual offence, and possession of a class A drugs.

They have both been released on bail until October.

Detective Sergeant Abigail Simpson said: “This was clearly a distressing incident for the victim and we have specially trained officers giving her support at this time.

“We understand the concern incidents like these cause in the community and would like to reassure them we are carrying out extensive enquiries.

“We have made two arrests in connection with the incident but are particularly keen to identify the person who spoke to the woman in the street on the Saturday morning.

“If you were in Wallwin Place and spoke to a woman around noon, you know who this was, or you think it might be you, please, please get in touch with us.

“The information you have could prove pivotal to our ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Warwickshire Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 177 of 22 July.


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