/ Boy arrested following rape of 12-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested following the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Levenshulme.
On Friday 30 December 2016, the girl disclosed to police that she had been raped while walking on Chapel Street, close to the Horseshoe pub on 22 November 2016.
She had been walking on the road sometime between 5pm and 5:30pm, when she was grabbed from behind by a male who dragged her into the alleyway which runs behind Cardus Street and raped her.
He then ran away from the scene in the direction of Stockport Road.
Today, Friday 13 January 2017, a 16-year-old boy from Longsight has been arrested.
Detective Inspector Dave Moores of GMP’s serious Sexual Offenses Unit said: “This week we released an e-fit of a person we wished to speak to regarding this attack. I would like to thank the public for the response we have had.
“We have now arrested a 16-year-old boy. He is currently in custody being questioned.
“Our investigation is still ongoing however, so anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have seen anything suspicious is asked to get in touch.
“There will still be an increased police presence in the community whilst the investigation continues to encourage those who have information to come and speak to us and reassure anyone with any concerns.”
If you have any concerns or want to speak to someone to pass on information, or report a sexual offence, you can contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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