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avenueroadhousecordoncrimepolice2UPDATED MONDAY: Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a 39-year-old Island man has been arrested on suspicion of rape following an alleged assault in Sandown yesterday (Saturday).

An alleyway running down the side of a terraced house on Avenue Road was cordoned off by Police for around 12 hours as scenes of crime investigators examined the area for evidence.

Officers were called to the scene in the early hours of the morning, shortly after 03:00.

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avenueroadhousecordoncrimepolice3Two uniformed officers remained at the property throughout the day protecting the scene before leaving the area, near to Fort Mews, shortly before 17:00.

A 33-year-old woman is the victim of the alleged sexual assault.

UPDATE MONDAY – The unnamed 39-year-old male from the Isle of Wight has been bailed until next month pending further enquiries.

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