A 25-year-old city man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after an alleged sex attack near a layby.

A man from Worcester was arrested on Saturday (June 25) in connection with an alleged rape on the A38 near Norton, Gloucestershire.


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Police had received a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted between 5pm and 6pm on Monday, June 20.

The incident happened in the vicinity of a layby, near the New Dawn Inn pub, on Tewkesbury Road in Gloucester. 



The man who was arrested has since been released on police bail with conditions while the investigation continues.

Investigating officers remain keen to hear from anyone who was travelling along the A38 in Norton and witnessed a dark-coloured or black car parked in a layby.


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They are also particularly keen to hear from anyone who travelled on the road and has dashcam footage.



Anyone with information is asked to complete the following online form quoting incident 378 of June 20 - www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

You can also call police on 101 or give information anonymously to independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online https://crimestoppers-uk.org/