Three Arrests After Folkestone Beach Assault

17 October 2016, 07:04 | Updated: 17 October 2016, 12:43

Kent Police arrest three teenagers while they investigate report of an 18-year-old girl sexually assaulted on Saturday on Sunny Sands Beach.

Here is the latest statement from Kent Police

Officers investigating the reported rape of a woman in Folkestone are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Kent Police was called following a report that a woman in her late teens was raped by a person on Sunny Sands beach at about 8pm on Saturday 15 October.

Officers attended the scene and the National Police Air Service helicopter was used to help search the area.

An 18-year-old man and two 16-year-old boys, all from Ashford, were arrested in connection with the incident shortly afterwards.

It is believed those arrested and the victim are known to each other.

The 18-year-old man has been released on bail until Thursday 16 February 2017. The two boys have been released on police bail until Wednesday 18 January 2017.