West Mercia Police officers are currently responding to reports of a rape in Hereford this afternoon.

The incident occurred in the Castle Green area of the city and officers remain in the area at present. 

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police told Your Herefordshire:

“Earlier this afternoon we received a report of a rape which had taken place at about 12.30pm in the male toilets at Castle Green, Hereford.

“A scene guard is currently in place at the toilets and an extensive search of the area is underway to locate the suspect.

“We will provide further updates when we are able to.”