POLICE arrested an 18-year-old Bideford man on Monday in connection with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old Barnstaple girl, overnight on Friday. Police were initially alerted that the girl was reported missing at 4am on Saturday morning. After returning h

POLICE arrested an 18-year-old Bideford man on Monday in connection with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old Barnstaple girl, overnight on Friday.Police were initially alerted that the girl was reported missing at 4am on Saturday morning. After returning home herself at 11am the same day, she told police that she had been raped in the graveyard at Trinity Street. After preliminary police investigations at Trinity Street, police moved the focus of their investigations across town to the Bear Street and Derby Road cemetery at around 12midday on Saturday.Following an extensive police presence at the cemetery on Saturday and Sunday, officers now believe the alleged incident took place at an address in the town.The suspect has been bailed to return to Barnstaple Police Station on August 15.