The 19-year-old has been released on bail while police appeal for witnesses to the incident on Sunday, July 7.

A19-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after an incident in Winkleigh in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police were initially called to the village at around 12.30am after reports that a fight was taking place close to the village hall.

But when they arrived at the scene, an allegation of sexual assault on a young woman was made.

The victim is believed to have left the scene and walked along Townsend Hill and police are appealing to any passing motorists who may have seen her between 10pm on Saturday and 12.30am on Sunday.

In particular, officers are looking to identify a Citroen Picasso vehicle which is reporter to have nearly knocked her over.

The 19-year-old has been released on police bail until September.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference CT/13/385.