Man arrested on suspicion of rape in Exeter is released on police bail as detectives issue further appeal

Police say a man arrested on suspicion of rape in Exeter has been released on bail with ‘strict conditions’ – and have issued a further appeal for information.

Officers are still asking for CCTV, doorbell camera and dash-cam footage following a report of a serious sexual assault in the Catacombs area at around 2am on Saturday, June 18.

An increased police presence in and around the area will remain as enquiries continue, says the force.

Detective Chief Inspector Rachael Bentley said the investigation continues and ‘many people have already come forward with footage and information’.

She added: “We are asking for anyone who has yet to have spoken with us and who lives in the area of the Catacombs, North Road and the Iron Bridge to review CCTV and Ring doorbells for the time period of 1am to 2.30am on Saturday, June 18.

“We are also appealing to any road users who would have been in the area to review dash-cam footage to see if they have captured anything of note that they can share with investigative officers.

“No matter how small you feel the piece of information may be, or how short the piece of footage you may have captured, it could be a vital piece of evidence in this investigation, so please contact the police immediately if you have anything that could assist.”

Contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting crime reference CR/053679/22.

Information can also be sent directly via the UK Police Major Incident Public Reporting Site here.

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