Man arrested following reported rape on Cleethorpes Beach

North East Lincolnshire

30th August 2019

CCTV images. Humberside police

A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a reported rape on Cleethorpes Beach on Thursday 22 August. He remains in our custody at this time whilst our enquiries continue. 

We were called just after midnight to reports that a woman had been found on the beach near to Central Promenade in a distressed state. Officers were quickly on the scene and an investigation was launched. 

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Chris Calvert said: “Investigations into the reported rape have led to the arrest of a man who is currently in custody assisting with our enquiries.  

“We are keen to trace any potential witnesses and want to hear from anyone that was in the Cleethorpes Promenade area between 11pm on Wednesday 21 August or 00:15 the following morning, Thursday 22 August. 

“As part of our enquiries we have looked at the local CCTV footage from the area between these times and we have identified a number of people from this that we believe may be witnesses. 

“These photos show a number of cars in the area at the time and we are asking for the people that were in these vehicles to come forward as we believe that they may be witnesses. 

“I want to be really clear that we do not believe that these people were involved in the incident, however they may have seen or heard something that could help our investigations.

“If this is you, or you have any information about this incident, please call us on 101 quoting log 14 of 22/08/19, or if you want to remain anonymous please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” 

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