Men arrested in Exeter over reported sex assaults on two women

Two men have been arrested after two females were reportedly sexually assaulted in Exeter city centre.

Police were called to Exeter Cathedral Green at 6:30pm on Wednesday following reports of a serious sexual assault.

The area has been cordoned off, with officers still at the scene.

Exeter Cathedral Green was taped off to the public this evening as the investigation was taking place.

A police spokesperson said the two female victims are currently being supported by specialist officers.

Two men, both in their 30s have been arrested and remain in custody.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police have said: “Police were called at 6.30pm today to the Cathedral Green area of Exeter following reports of serious sexual assault.

Police cordons outside Exeter Cathedral

“The victims, two females, are being supported by specialist officers. Two men, both in their 30s, have been arrested in connection to this matter and remain in police custody at this time.

“A cordon has been put in place at the scene and initial enquiries remain ongoing.”

The incident was one of a number which unfolded in the city centre on Wednesday evening.

The NPAS helicopter was involved in the search of a missing woman who was located safe and well at around 8pm.

And police confirmed that a pedestrian has been seriously injured after being hit by a car.

The incident happened on South Street at around 6.25pm, which closed the road.

A spokesperson added the pedestrian was taken to hospital and the road was cleared by 9pm.

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