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Suspected rapist arrested as teenage girl found 'unresponsive' in Shrewsbury

By Sue Austin | Shrewsbury | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a 17-year-old girl was found 'unresponsive' in Shrewsbury town centre.

It’s believed the incident happened inside a premises in St John’s Hill before the woman was found at about 11.30pm on Monday by a member of public.

A rape investigation has been launched and a man has been arrested. He is currently in police custody.

Google Street View of the area:

Detective Inspector Rich Roberts said: “This was clearly an incredibly distressing incident for the girl involved and we have specially trained officers working with her to offer her support.”

The doorway of Zaza, Johnson & Bath estate agents was taped off by police in the wake of the incident while a car park on the opposite side of the road was also closed until around 10am.

Zaza Johnson & Bath is also sealed off and shut
The sealed off land is in between Martin Hayes Opticians and Strutt & Parker Estate Agent

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Police officers remained on scene throughout the day.

Anyone with information that could assist police enquiries should ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 37s 120219 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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