Cleethorpes

Man arrested as police continue Cleethorpes rape probe

A 41-year-old man from Grimsby has been arrested in connection with the rape of a woman in Cleethorpes.

As previously reported, Humberside Police were called just after midnight on Thursday, August 22 to reports that a woman had been found on the beach near to the Central Promenade in Cleethorpes in a distressed state.

Officers previously said they believe it to be an isolated incident and there have been extra police patrols in the area since.

Humberside Police’s investigation led to the arrest of a man on Thursday, August 29.

The force previously said that they were keen to speak to four potential witnesses, who were in the area at the time.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Chris Calvert previously said: “I want to trace any potential witnesses who were on and around Central Promenade in Cleethorpes earlier in the night who may have seen the woman walking in the direction of the pier.

“I know there were two cars parked on Central Promenade at the time of the alleged incident. One of the cars contained a man and woman who spoke with a CCTV operator who helped the woman. There was also a man and woman in another car nearby who were eating a McDonald’s meal.”

Anyone witnesses who were in the area at the time and have not already spoken to police should contact them on 101 quoting log 14 of August 22.

It can also be reported anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.