Investigation update regarding rape of a man in Andover
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Two men have been bailed with conditions as the investigation continues into the rape of a man in Andover.
The incident is reported to have taken place between 11pm and 11.59pm on Tuesday 4 October, in an alleyway next to Domino’s Pizza on Bridge Street.
The victim, a 20-year-old man, was raped by two men not known to him. He is currently being supported by specialist officers.
Following enquiries, police arrested three people on suspicion of rape as part of the investigation. A 32-year-old man and a 39-year-old man have been bailed with conditions until 4 November.
A third man, aged 22, has been released with no further action.
We understand incidents such as these are incredibly concerning for the public. We want to reassure people that we are investing a lot of resource into this incident to investigate it as a priority, and the community can expect to see an increased police presence in the area in the coming days.
We encourage anyone who has been affected by this time of crime to contact police on 101 where you can speak to an officer in confidence.
Not everyone who has experienced this type of abuse has the confidence to report to police. There are support services out there that can offer help to you, completely independent of the police, should you need support.