A MAN arrested on suspicion of rape has been released.

Police were sent to Bonnywell Road in Leigh at around 1.35am yesterday, Monday, where it was reported that a woman in her 20s had been raped.

A 22-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of rape but has since been released on bail pending further investigations.

The woman has been receiving specialist support by officers.

A police cordon was set up at the scene.

If you have any information contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.