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Man, 21, held over rape of 18-year-old woman in Irvine

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

Police said the woman was with a man who she had met earlier in a pub when she was led away from the main road at Townhead at 01:30 on Saturday.

She was then allegedly subjected to a serious sexual assault.

Police Scotland said the 21-year-old man was being held in custody. He is expected to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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