Woman raped on Newquay beach as police appeal for witnesses

 (Shutterstock / ian woolcock)
(Shutterstock / ian woolcock)

A woman was raped on a beach in Newquay in the early hours.

Officers were called to reports that the victim, aged in her 30s, was assaulted on Towan Beach.

A 38-year-old man from Newquay was arrested on suspicion of rape and has been released on bail.

Local police believe the incident took place between 3-4am and that there was a witness in the fishing area of the beach.

Senior investigating officer, detective inspector Chris Donald said: “Our enquiries remain ongoing in relation to this case and we are really keen to identify and speak to a person who may have seen or heard something which may assist our enquiries.

“Through CCTV enquiries we believe a person was fishing on the beach in the early hours of Sunday and I would ask them to get in touch with us.

“I’d also ask that anyone else who was in the area and may have relevant information, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information which may assist this appeal or the wider investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 158 12/3/23.