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A British teenager in Tenerife was kidnapped and raped by a stranger after she mistook him for a taxi driver. The 17-year-old from Blackburn had been drinking in a shopping area called Las Veronicas in the popular Playa de las Americas resort in the south of Tenerife on Wednesday (3 August).

In the early hours of the morning, she reportedly got into a black Opel Astra believing it to be a cab. Instead of taking her to the address where she was staying as requested, the driver, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol, drove her instead to wasteland where he stripped her naked and raped her.

Hearing her screams, a passerby phoned police who arrived at the scene where the suspect, who has not been identified, was arrested.

He is expected to be remanded in custody, Mail Online reported.

It is the latest shocking assault on the popular tourist strip. At the end of May, a 13-year-old Irish girl was raped on a beach near the same shopping centre.