Downham Market rape investigation

Police are appealing for information following the rape of a man in Downham Market yesterday (Saturday 3 July 2021).

The incident happened in the church yard at St Edmunds Church, on Church Road, in the early hours of the morning just before 1am.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape yesterday afternoon and taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned. The man has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Inspector Richard Weller said: “Both men had met one another prior to the incident and I can confirm we’re not linking this to any other incidents in the Downham area. The victim, aged in his late teens, is being supported by specialist officers and we’re keen to hear from anyone who may have information that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Swaffham CID on 101, quoting incident number 28 of 3 July 2021.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.