AN Avon and Somerset Police spokesman says an 18-year-old man has come forward in relation to the alleged sexual assault in Magdalene Lane, Taunton, this morning.

He has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is in custody.

A WOMAN was allegedly sexually assaulted in Taunton town centre in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

Police are investigating the incident in Magdalene Lane, Taunton at 2am.

Crime scene investigators are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman said: "We are conducting enquiries with the victim and offering support."

If you have any information which could help the police investigation get in touch through or call 101 quoting reference 5220150065.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.