POLICE have detained a man after reports of a rape in Swanage.

The local man, in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of rape and has since been released under investigation.

The assault is alleged to have taken place in Hillview Road in the early hours of Sunday October 21.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the reported 4am rape to come forward.

The alleged victim is a local woman in her 20s.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.