Detectives drop Longlevens rape investigation after 'victim' confirms it did not take place
Detectives have shelved an investigation into a rape in Longlevens after the 'victim' told police the offence never took place.
Police today confirmed all 'enquiries have now concluded' into the alleged serious sexual assault in January.
Detective Superintendant Marc Flannery said; “Gloucestershire Constabulary take all reports of sexual assaults very seriously and following these allegations an in-depth investigation was launched.
“The report to police was made by a third-party in good faith and the alleged victim has since confirmed that the offence did not take place.
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“We know that following any reports of incidents like this that the community are, understandably, anxious and worried. This is why we feel it is important to update residents as to the conclusion of this investigation.
“We want to reassure victims that each case is treated in a sensitive manner by specially trained officers.
“We work in close partnership with the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and would like to encourage victims to report their experience to ensure they are given support and that everything possible is done to bring offenders to justice.”