A vicar in Greater Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl.
Rev Simon Marsh, the vicar of Bramhall in Stockport, has been bailed while the investigation into allegations continues.
According to his website, the 52-year-old has been a vicar for 32 years and has served in five parishes.
He is based at St Michael and All Angels Church, where a senior priest is expected to take over his duties while he is suspended from the post.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a report of historic sexual abuse in Bramhall.
“The offences occurred between 2011 and 2013 when the woman was aged between 16 and 19-years-old.”
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