Man arrested after 'girl raped in the sea' at Bournemouth beach

A MAN has been arrested after a girl ‘raped in the sea’ on south coast beach.

Monday, 13th June 2022, 9:49 am

The incident happened at Bournemouth beach on Sunday, July 18 last year.

Police received a report that a 15-year-old girl was raped in the sea near to the Oceanarium at around 4pm.

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Bournemouth. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) have been carrying out enquires into the incident.

Following an extensive investigation, an 18-year-old man from the West Midlands has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

He has been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of MCIT, said: ‘We have continued to support the victim and her family throughout this investigation, and they have been updated with this latest development.’

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