October 25, 2010
nurse with links to Burnham involved in sex attack inquiry
nurse who once lived in Burnham-On-Sea and went missing after
being infected with malaria during a medical trial is reportedly
being investigated over allegations of a sex attack.
Matthew Lloyd, 35, was found in the Netherlands last week after
missing an appointment as part of his trial.
But the BBC has claimed that the nurse, who once worked at Brean
and was well known in the Burnham area, had been arrested and
bailed over an attack on a woman, aged 20, on 22nd August.
Mr Lloyd has not been charged and was allowed to leave the country.
The woman was targeted twice by the same attacker as she walked
home in Southampton.
Hampshire police confirmed: "A 35-year-old man from Southampton
has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and bailed until
13th December, pending further inquiries."
Mr Lloyd was reported missing when he failed to attend an appointment
in Oxford on 7 October, where he was due to receive drugs in connection
with the trial.