- Police officers were called yesterday to reports of a rape in Rochdale.
Four boys aged between 12 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl in a Morrisons car park.
Police officers were called at 6pm yesterday afternoon to reports of a rape in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
The tape can still be seen in the Morrisons car park and police confirmed the alleged incident occurred “on Kingsway”.
Four boys, aged 12, 13, 14 and 14, were arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in custody.
Police scene in the Morrison parking lot, where a blue tent had been set up following the rape arrests.
Police officers were called yesterday to reports of a rape in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Pictured: the scene in Rochdale.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “At around 6pm on Saturday 10 February 2024, officers were called to reports of a rape in Newbold, Rochdale.
‘Four boys aged 12, 13, 14 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody.
«The victim is currently being treated by specialized agents.
‘The scene remains in place as officers continue their investigation.
‘If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and to report it to the police or a support agency so that you can get the help and support available.
Four boys aged 12, 13, 14 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody.
The tape can still be seen in the Morrisons car park. Pictured: Morrisons car park area cordoned off near Newbold Metrolink station
‘Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester, provides a comprehensive and coordinated response to men, women and children who are living or have been sexually assaulted in Greater Manchester.
‘They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support, as well as a counseling service for all ages. Services are available 24 hours a day and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
‘Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential, female-led information, support and advice service for women aged 18 or over who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call 0161 273 4500 or email email@example.com
‘Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have suffered sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.’
Morrisons declined to comment.
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