Manchester student rape: Police arrest 27-year-old man

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image captionThe student was pushed down an alleyway and attacked in Ladybarn Lane, Fallowfield

A man has been arrested after a 22-year-old student was raped while walking home from a friend's house in Manchester.

The victim was attacked by a man who pushed her down an alleyway in Ladybarn Lane, Fallowfield on Friday night.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in custody.

Police said a student was also raped in the area on 25 October, but the attacks are not thought to be linked.

A 21-year-old man arrested in connection with the previous attack was bailed pending further inquiries.

Regarding Friday's incident, Det Insp Tanya Kitchen, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "We have made an arrest today but the investigation is very much ongoing and people will continue to see more police officers in the area in the coming days."

A police spokesman said the traumatised victim was being supported by specially-trained officers.

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