A man in his 20s is in custody

POLICE are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a girl in her 20s close to an underpass near Barnstaple railway station at the bottom of Old Sticklepath Hill between 6.30 and 6.45pm last night (Monday).

The alarm was raised by a relative of the girl. Police attended and scenes of crime officers conducted a forensic examination of the scene.

A Barnstaple man in his 20s is currently in custody at Barnstaple Police Station awaiting interview.