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Man arrested after woman allegedly 'forced' into property and 'sexually assaulted'

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A 36-YEAR-old man has been arrested after a woman was allegedly 'forced' into an address in St Helier and sexually assaulted, the States police say.

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An investigation has been launched and officers are appealing to witnesses to the incident that took place at around 9.30am on Tuesday in between the Co-Op Grand Marche and Stopford Road.

A States police spokesman said: 'A woman in her 30s reported that a man approached her on Rue Le Masurier whilst she was sitting outside Grande Marche and then forced her to go to an address nearby where he sexually assaulted her.

'The woman and man were seen in the area of Millennium Park beforehand, they walked together from Bath Street to the area of Grand Marche. The woman was wearing a short jacket and leggings, the man was wearing a tracksuit.

'A 36-year old-man has been arrested, interviewed and is currently on bail.'

The force believe several people were in the area at the time. Anyone who may have seen anything is urged to contact the force on 612612 or call Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

Jack Maguire

By Jack Maguire
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