Man, 32, arrested on suspicion of raping elderly woman attacked in her own home

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after an elderly woman was attacked in her own home.

Brady Hickman, 32, was detained in Stroud, Gloucestershire, on Sunday morning.

The serious sexual assault took place after a man entered the pensioner’s property in the Linden area of Gloucester at around 1.45am on Thursday.

She is continuing to receive specialist help following the incident.

Gloucestershire Constabulary thanked the public for assisting with an earlier appeal and said inquiries are ongoing.

The force added in a statement: ‘However we ask everyone to now stop sharing the previous images as the case is active and it is extremely important that there is no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could prejudice future proceedings in any way.’

Anyone with information is urged to contact police online or on 101.

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