Police arrest man in Ormskirk rape investigation

A 49-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the serious sexual assault of a vulnerable woman in west Lancashire.

The 36-year-old woman, of Skelmersdale, was befriended by the man in Coronation Park, Ormskirk, on 21 June.

He stayed with her for up to six hours, during which time he sexually assaulted her in woodland known as The Ruff.

Police arrested a man, from Skelmersdale, on suspicion of rape on Friday. He is being questioned.

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