Man arrested over Wembley rape 24 years ago

Suspect is also being questioned over a second rape in Buckinghamshire

A man has been arrested this morning (Tuesday) on suspicion of raping a woman in Wembley on the evening of the great storm 24 years ago.

The 51-year-old was held by Thames Valley Police officers after they swooped on his home in Hemel Hempstead.

Officers are questioning him in connection with the sex attack in which a 25-year-old woman was raped after leaving Wembley Park Tube Station on October 16, 1987.

The attack took place on the evening of the great storm which saw a hurricane sweep through southern England leaving 13 people dead.

The man is also being questioned over the rape of a teenager in April 5, 1989.

The 18-year-old was grabbed from the platform of Marlow Railway Station and dragged to a workman’s hut where she was raped.

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The man is currently in police custody.

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