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Union President arrested on suspicion of rape

UPDATE: Ben Sullivan has been released without charge on bail.

Oxford Union President Ben Sullivan has been arrested on suspicion of rape and attempted rape by Thames Valley Police. 

A police spokesperson confirmed, “A 21-year-old from Oxford has been arrested today on suspicion of rape and attempted rape.”

In a statement to Cherwell, the Dean of Christ Church, Sullivan’s college, the Very Revd Christopher Lewis, commented, “We have nothing to add to the police statement, which is that ‘a 21 year old has been arrested today on suspicion of rape and attempted rape’, except that the person concerned is a member of this college.”

No charges against Sullivan have been confirmed, while a proposed open meeting to be held by the Union President on Thursday has been cancelled.

 

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