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Arrest made after Rape Report

Arrest made after Rape Report

A man has been arrested by officers investigating a rape in Telford.

On Monday 26 December police received a report a woman was raped in the vicinity of Silkin Way in Madeley. The incident happened around 10pm.

Yesterday, a 48 man was arrested on suspicion of rape. He is currently in police custody.

Enquiries are on-going and police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Telford Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Woods said: “We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious near Silkin Way in Madeley on Monday night. The information they have may prove crucial in our investigation.”

Anyone with information can pass this to DS Chris Smith by emailing or alternatively anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting Crimestoppers is 100% confidential – individuals details will never be passed to police.

If there is a public place in your neighbourhood where you feel, or have felt, unsafe due to environmental issues (for example street lighting or abandoned buildings) and/or because of behaviours (for example being followed or verbally abused) you can tell us about these anonymously via StreetSafe StreetSafe | ( StreetSafe is not for reporting crime or incidents, if you are in immediate danger always ring 999.

DCI Woods added: “We’re working closely with our colleagues at Telford & Wrekin Council to make areas across Telford even safer and would encourage anyone who does have concerns about a particular area to let us know so we can take steps to address this.”


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