Man arrested following allegation of rape in Birkenhead Park

Detectives investigating an allegation a young woman was raped in Wirral on Wednesday 20 April have arrested a man.

The incident was reported to have happened in Birkenhead Park at around 9.40pm and following extensive enquiries, a man was arrested yesterday, Monday 25 April.

The 22-year-old man from Birkenhead was arrested on suspicion of rape. He has been released under investigation as enquiries into the incident continue.

The young woman continues to assist police with their enquiries and is receiving the support of specially trained officers.

Anyone who believes they have information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Merseyside Police via ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, by calling 101 or calling @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.

If you’ve been affected by sexual violence of any kind don’t be afraid to tell someone, find the courage to come forward and get the help you deserve.

You can report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences anonymously here: Report rape, sexual assault and other sexual offences | Merseyside Police 

There is a lot of support available from specialist officers within Merseyside Police and through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victim Care Merseyside service  delivered jointly by two registered charities.

In Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral, support is provided by Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (RASA) Merseyside  who are available on 0151 558 1801 and, in St Helens and Knowsley, by the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) Cheshire and Merseyside  who can be contacted on 01925 221 546 or 0330 363 0063.

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