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11/07/2013 02:36 BST

Police Investigate Wimbledon Queue Rape Claim

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05:  A member of the ground staff cuts the grass on court 14 before the start of play on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: A member of the ground staff cuts the grass on court 14 before the start of play on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Police are investigating claims a woman was raped in the overnight queue for the Wimbledon final on Sunday.

Dozens of tents were set up in Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tennis fans waited to buy tickets to see Andy Murray on Centre Court.

Scotland Yard said a 30-year-old man was arrested and bailed over the alleged attack.

A spokesman said: "Police are investigating an allegation of serious sexual assault in Wimbledon Park, off Church Road, in the early hours of Sunday July 7.

"A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken into custody at a south London police station.

"He was bailed bailed until early September pending further enquiries."

The spokesman said the 34-year-old victim is being cared for by specialist teams.

He added: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of the incident."