Police investigating claims of rape during Wimbledon final queue

Updated: Jul 11, 2013, 10:13 AM IST

London: The Scotland Yard is investigating claims that a woman was raped in the overnight queue for the Wimbledon final in the early hours of Sunday, July 7.

The incident is alleged to have happened in one of the numerous tents set up in Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tennis fans waited to buy tickets to see Andy Murray on Centre Court on Sunday.

Stating that a 30-year-old man was arrested and bailed over the alleged attack, a Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed the investigation, saying that the man had been bailed until early September pending further enquiries.

According to the spokesman, the 34-year-old alleged victim was being cared for by specialist teams, adding that inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident.