Fontwell property searched and man arrested on rape allegation

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A FONTWELL address has been searched after a man was arrested on suspicion of rape.

Detectives and uniformed officers went to an address in Dukes Road this morning (Friday, February 28) where they arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of the rape of an adult woman elsewhere in Sussex three years ago.

A Sussex Police spokesman said the man was currently in custody for interview and further enquiries. He confirmed a property had been searched.

The woman and the man were known to each other.

The enquiry was at a very early stage and the full circumstances had not yet been established, the spokesman added.