A man was arrested for raping another man at an Exeter park.
Investigators launched an investigation after a report claimed that a man in his 30s had been attacked in Rougemont Gardens around 3:00 AM on Saturday.
Police believe that the suspect fled the area while being ‘pursued’ and ‘members of the public attempted to stop him’, Detective Inspector Emma LeFort said.
After a report that Rougemont Gardens was the victim of an attack on Saturday morning by a man in his 30s, detectives began investigating.
A 38-year old man from Exeter was taken into police custody on Monday night for rape suspicions.
Devon and Cornwall Police appeals for witnesses or anyone who tried to intervene.
Det Insp LeFort said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses following a rape that took place in Exeter over the weekend. The attack occurred behind Exeter Library, Rougemont Gardens.
Detective Inspector Emma LeFort indicated that police believe that the suspect fled from the area after being ‘pursued,’ and’members the public attempted to stop it’.
“We believe that the suspect fled the area following the attack while being pursued by police and members of public tried to stop him near the Tesco Metro at the High Street.
‘The suspect managed a getaway down St Martins Lane, heading towards Exeter Cathedral.
‘If you were anywhere in the city between 2.50am – 3.30am, especially in the areas Gandy Street, Rougemont, and the Cathedral, or attempted to intervene in any way, it is important that we hear from and you can provide valuable information to our investigation.