Police have arrested a man following a serious assault alleged to have taken place on a beach near St Ives.
The assault is believed to have taken place between the evening of Wednesday 18 September and the early hours of Thursday 19 September on Porthminster Beach, St Ives. Cornwall.
The victim, a woman in her 30s from the Somerset area, was assaulted within a tent which was on the beach.
Police have since arrested a local male in his 30s in connection to this incident and he remains in police custody at this time and awaits further questioning.
Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and with a particular interest in any activity around an orange and grey in colour tent that was pitched on the beach.
Anyone with any information please contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101 quoting crime reference CR/086612/19 or via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.