A PUBLIC MEETING following an alleged rape in Stroud has been postponed to move it to a bigger venue. 

The community meeting was arranged to take place at Rodborough Community Hall following a request from the Parish Council, as concerns had been raised to them around safety in the local community after it was alleged a man raped a woman.

However, the anticipated numbers of attendees are now much larger than initially expected, and there is not the capacity for this at the community hall.

Due to the clear strength of feeling in this important and serious issue, police felt a more suitable location was required so that those who wanted to attend are able to.

The event, to discuss recent incidents against women and women's safety in Stroud has been rescheduled and is now due to take place on Tuesday, August 9 at the Stroud Subscription Rooms.

The community meeting will begin at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

Police would like to thank the community for their expressed interest in this topic and the community support they have shown.

They say that it is important that partners are also present at the meeting, as tackling violence and intimidation against women and girls is a multi-agency approach.

Police welcome the opportunity to listen and discuss violence against women and girls and how they can work alongside their partner agencies to tackle it.