Men arrested for rape in St Albans graveyard

St Peter's Church graveyard, where the alleged rape took place. Picture: Chris Telford

St Peter's Church graveyard, where the alleged rape took place. Picture: Chris Telford - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested for the alleged rape of a woman in a St Albans church graveyard at the weekend.

Police were told just after 3am on Saturday June, 1 that a 17-year-old female was sexually assaulted in the grounds of St Peter's Church at the top of St Peter's Street.

The area was cordoned off while investigations were carried out.

Two men aged 39 and 37 were later arrested on suspicion of rape and have been bailed until Saturday, June 29.

The victim is receiving support from specialist officers in their Sexual Offence Investigation Team.