Cops to probe Wimbledon `rape’

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London: A woman was allegedly raped at a makeshift campsite erected for people in queue for Wimbledon final tickets on Sunday and a man has been arrested in connection with the incident, police has said.
Dozens of tents were set up in Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tennis fans waited to buy tickets to see Andy Murray on Centre Court.
Scotland Yard said a 30-year-old man was arrested and bailed over the alleged attack on the 34-year-old woman. “Police are investigating an allegation of serious sexual assault in Wimbledon Park, off Church Road, in the early hours of Sunday July 7,” a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
“A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken into custody at a south London police station.
He was bailed out until early September pending further enquiries,” he said. The spokesman said the victim is being cared for by specialist teams. “Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident,” he added.
A witness said his wife heard a commotion and another man trying to help the victim. He told the BBC his wife heard a woman say, “Have you had your fun? I’m calling 999.”
Wimbledon is one of a handful of major global sporting events where fans can buy the best tickets on the day of play.
As a result hundreds choose to camp out overnight in the hope of catching a glimpse of their heroes on finals day. But Championship stewards enforce a strict code of conduct.  

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