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Three teenagers arrested after woman is raped on beach

Catherine Devine

Published 16/10/2016

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Three teenagers have been arrested after a woman was raped on a popular tourist beach.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Kent, England yesterday evening and a police helicopter circled overhead as two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old man were arrested.

The woman, thought to be in her late teens, was allegedly attacked on Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone at about 8pm on Saturday.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police is investigating the reported rape of a woman on Sunny Sands beach, Folkestone, at about 8pm on Saturday, October 15.

"An 18-year-old man and two 16-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody. The National Police Air Service helicopter was used to help locate one of the suspects.'

One woman living in the area told Kent Live: 'If we had heard anything we definitely would have gone down with the dogs to see what was happening. I've asked the council for lights at this end but there needs to be three major incidents in the area before they will do anything.

"There were a few cases of people falling in the sea down here over the summer. It can be a dangerous place."

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