Plymouth man, 45, arrested on suspicion of 1989 rape
New DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a man on suspicion of raping a teenage girl in Devon nearly 22 years ago.
The attack on a 16-year-old girl happened in a car park in Plymouth city centre in September 1989.
Devon and Cornwall Police said a 45-year-old local man was being held in custody and questioned by detectives.
A police spokesman said the rape victim had been kept informed about the investigation and told of the arrest.
She has been interviewed by specially-trained officers and given counselling.
Following the attack in the East Lake Street car park - which has now been demolished - an extensive police investigation was launched and although no suspect was traced, the case has always remained open.