THE man arrested after an alleged rape in the sea off Bournemouth beach has been released under investigation, police have confirmed.

A man was arrested on June 12 in connection with the incident, which occurred in the sea near the Oceanarium at around 4pm on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

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He was initially released on police bail, however a Dorset Police spokesperson said he has now been released under investigation.

As reported, Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of MCIT, said: “We have continued to support the victim and her family throughout this investigation, and they have been updated with this latest development.”