Man arrested over alleged rape in church grounds

A man has been arrested over the alleged rape of a woman in the grounds of a church.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The 42-year-old was allegedly attacked near St John’s Church in Stevenston, North Ayrshire, shortly after midnight on Monday July 9.

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A 36-year-old man has now been arrested and charged over the incident.

He is due to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Monday and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.