The president of the Oxford Union, history and politics student Ben Sullivan, has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Oxford Mail understands.

Police confirmed a 21-year-old man was arrested in Oxford yesterday morning on suspicion of rape and attempted rape. He was released on bail until June 18. 

The alleged rape happened in January 2013, and the attempted rape was reported to have taken place in April 2013.

Mr Sullivan’s college, Christ Church, said: “We have unfortunately received information that a junior member of Christ Church has been arrested.”

Oxford University and Oxford Union refused to comment.