Man arrested on suspicion of raping woman in Portsmouth park is bailed

A murder investigation is underway in Havant
A murder investigation is underway in Havant
Bob Higgins at an earlier court hearing  Picture Habibur Rahman/Solent News

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A MAN arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in a Portsmouth park has been released on bail.

The 22-year-old victim was sexually assaulted in Victoria Park between 4pm and 4.30pm on Sunday.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man from Portsmouth on suspicion of rape in connection with the attack on Monday morning.

He has now been released on bail until January 6 pending further enquiries.

Meanwhile, the victim has been receiving support from specialist officers following the attack

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Havant police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity on (0800) 555111.