AN investigation has been launched into the suspected rape of two female students and an alleged serious sex assault of a third at Cirencester's Royal Agricultural University (RAU).

Three male students from the RAU have been arrested on in connection with alleged serious sexual assaults.

The students were arrested in connection with the alleged attacks on the night of a summer ball on May 23 organised to mark end-of-year exams.

A police spokesperson said: "Three students from the Royal Agricultural University were arrested on Sunday May 25 in Cirencester in connection with an investigation into alleged sexual assaults. They have been bailed respectively until July 29, 30 and 31 to return to a police station as part of the investigation."

He added that the  three victims were aged 19, 20 and 21