Officers investigating the rape of a woman in Fareham have made an arrest this evening (Thursday 31 March).
It was reported to police that at some time between 1.20am and 2.05am on Saturday 19 March, a 22 year-old woman was raped on the footbridge that crosses over Western Way, close to Fareham train station, by a man she did not know.
Following extensive enquiries, a 39-year-old man was arrested by police today on suspicion of rape.
He remains in custody at this time.
We want to thank the public for their patience and support with our investigation and for sharing our appeals, and we continue to request that anyone with information about this incident please report this to police in the first instance.
You can contact us on 101, quoting Operation Formation.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org