A 13-year-old boy from Folkestone has been arrested by police detectives in link with the rape of a woman in her thirties.
The young boy was among three people to have been arrested by officers from Kent Police.
The woman told police she was attacked by a young man who may have been a teenager.
Police Detectives say the second man of a similar age was also present at Payers Park in Folkestone, which is in the town center. The victim’s handbag was also stolen in the attack.
Kent Police are appealing for information about the attack late on the night of Tuesday, October 22nd.
Forensic officers were pictured combing the scene the following day.
Police say three people have been arrested in connection with the attack, including the teenager.
A 29-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy, both from Folkestone, were arrested on suspicion of rape.
A 23-year-old woman, also from Folkestone, was arrested on suspicion of theft following a report the victim’s handbag was stolen.
All three have been released on bail.
Detectives say that following a review of available evidence they have identified a man who provided assistance to the victim before leaving the scene when medical crews arrived.
He was described as black, in his early 20s, and around 5ft 10ins with a medium build. He is believed to have been wearing a green winter coat and had hair that was short around the sides and long on top.
Lewis Tompsett added: ‘There is no suggestion this man is in any way involved in the offense, but we know he helped the victim and therefore believe he may have important information that can help us progress with our investigations. Read Here