Police arrest man, 40, on suspicion of rape on the Isle of Wight after Portsmouth appeal
POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of rape on the Isle of Wight after hunting for a suspect across Portsmouth and Southsea.
Officers arrested a 40-year-old man on the Isle of Wight as part of an ‘ongoing rape investigation’.
A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary added: ‘The incident we are investigating took place on June 1 in the Ryde area of the Isle of Wight.’
Police had previously launched an appeal in the hunt for a suspect who was believed to have links to Portsmouth and Southsea, with the appeal reminding residents that harbouring or helping a suspect may be an offence.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call police on 101 quoting reference 44210212952.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form at crimestoppers-uk.org