A man has been arrested after a teenage girl was allegedly raped near a south Shropshire railway station on Thursday.

A 19-year-old man from Shropshire was arrested yesterday evening on suspicion of rape and currently remains in custody in Shrewsbury, West Mercia Police said.

Police were called around 1.45am yesterday morning to reports that a 17-year-old girl was attacked in an alley near Craven Arms Railway Station.

Officers said in a witness appeal on Thursday that they believed the alleged offence happened around midnight after the victim got off of a train from Ludlow.