A MAN has been released without charge after a rape allegation was made against him.

The 21-year-old man was arrested after a 19-year-old woman told police she had been attacked as she walked home from a Blandford nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, August 27.

It was initially alleged that the woman was followed from Tiffany's nightclub at The Crown and Anchor and approached in the street near to Hawkers Close.

Police were called at 5.14am that day.

On Tuesday morning, officers said the man has not been charged and is no longer under investigation.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police added: "Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."