POLICE have confirmed why areas of Belmont in Hereford were sealed off last night.

Police spokesman Connie Osborne said officers were called to an area by Newton Brook, between Kingfisher Road and Westholme Road, at about 8pm to reports of a suspected rape of a 16-year-old girl.

An 18-year-old man from Hereford has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

Det Sgt Andrew Bennett said: “We would like to reassure the community this is an isolated incident.

“Enquiries are still ongoing and if anyone has any more information about the incident they should call us on 101.”

The Hereford Times reported last night that residents said Kingfisher Road was taped off- read the story here.