Man quizzed in hunt for rape suspects

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POLICE in Sheffield yesterday arrested a man in connection with an incident in which a woman was raped after leaving a city centre nightclub with two men.

The 39-year-old man was questioned by detectives and bailed, pending further inquiries.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Officers investigating the incident want to thank members of the public, who came forward after an appeal for information.

“A number of new leads are now being followed up by detectives.”

Police were seeking two men who allegedly befriended a 48-year-old woman as she enjoyed a night out in the West Street Live club last October.

The spokesman said: “The three left the bar at 2am on Saturday, October 8, 2011, and the woman was taken to a nearby address where she was allegedly raped by both men.

“She was then driven to the Burngreave area where she reported the incident to a local shopkeeper, who rang police.”

Call 101 with information.

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