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Teenager arrested after suspected rape near Oxford ice rink
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of rape after reports that a 57-year-old woman was attacked this morning.
Police were called to Oxpens Road, close to the ice rink, at around 6.40am.
Officers attended and arrested a 19-year-old man from Oxford on suspicion of rape and he is currently in custody at St Aldates.
Det Supt Paul Hayles said: “Officers responded very quickly to calls about the incident and made an arrest close to the scene.
"This is obviously a very distressing incident for the victim and she is being looked after by specially trained officers.
"There is a scene watch in place which may cause some concern in the local community but I would ask that any witnesses to this incident to contact police.”
Anyone with any information should contact Thames Valley Police via 101.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.