POLICE have launched an investigation into an alleged rape in a park in Andover.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries into the incident which took place in a play park off Smannell Road in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday).

Police are appealing for witnesses to help its investigation into the allegation, which happened between 3am and 4.45am, in the play area.

“Officers have been conducting enquiries in a park off Smannell Road, Andover, following an allegation of rape reported to police in the early hours of Sunday, June 2,” a police spokesperson said.

“An investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.

“Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in this area between 3am and 4.45am on Sunday is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44190188749.”