Oxford Union president Benjamin Sullivan arrested in rape inquiry

Christ Church
Image caption Christ Church is one of the largest colleges at the University of Oxford

The president of the Oxford Union has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the BBC understands.

Benjamin Sullivan, a 21-year-old history and politics student at Christ Church college, Oxford, was arrested on Wednesday and later released on bail.

Thames Valley Police confirmed a man was arrested on Wednesday in the city on suspicion of rape and attempted rape.

A spokesman for Oxford University declined to comment.

Mr Sullivan was elected head of the debating society in December.

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