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Man arrested on suspicion of Chelmsford rape

By MatthewWard  |  Posted: May 21, 2012

  • Entrance to derelict St Johns Hospital, Chelmsford, taped off on Sunday May 20 2012 following reported rape

  • Entrance to derelict St Johns Hospital, Chelmsford, taped off on Sunday May 20 2012 following reported rape

  • Entrance to derelict St Johns Hospital, Chelmsford, taped off on Sunday May 20 2012 following reported rape

  • Essex Police

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was forced into a car in Chelmsford in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The man, from Brentwood, was arrested after police released an image of the car they believed to have been used in the attack.

The woman was forced into a car in New London Road and driven to Wood Street near the entrance to the former St Johns's Hospital, where she says the attack took place.

The man is currently being held in custody.

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