Police have arrested a man suspected of a serious sexual assault against a woman who was reported missing in Kingston last night (Wednesday, October 21). 

Images taken around noon today (Thursday, October 22) and seen by the Surrey Comet appeared to show a police cordon, tent and crime scene in place at the church, sealing off a section of the church yard that borders Market Place in the centre of Kingston.

Responding to a request for comment, a spokesperson for the Met Police confirmed that officers responded to reports of a missing woman in Kingston town centre Wednesday evening, around 7pm. 

Surrey Comet:

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They subsequently found her with a man who was arrested: 

"On Wednesday, 21 October, at approximately 19:00hrs police were called to Kingston town centre to a report of a missing woman.

"Officers launched a search of the local area and found the woman in the area of Wood Street, Kingston with a man, aged in his forties.

"Officers had reason to believe that the woman had been subjected to a serious sexual assault," a spokesperson for the Met said. 

"The woman is being supported by specially trained officers.

"Police have arrested a man on suspicion of rape and he remains in custody.

"Enquiries are ongoing," they added.