The facts are so serious that four teenagers have been arrested. The boys, aged 12 to 14, were arrested by Greater Manchester Police this Sunday, February 11, the authority said in a press release.
They are suspected of raping a “young girl” in Rochdale (United Kingdom), north-east of Manchester. Investigators did not release the victim’s age, but said they were called at 6 p.m. Saturday after receiving a rape call about a “young woman.” To some British media, the police clarified that he was a “child”.
Scientific and dog teams dispatched
According to the Manchester Evening News, the incident allegedly took place in a supermarket parking lot in the Newbold district, about 100 meters from the store’s entrance and about 50 meters from a tram stop serving the area. The site was secured and forensic officers were dispatched to the site. According to the BBC, a police spokesman said a dog team was used to search the undergrowth in the area.
All four juveniles are currently in police custody for questioning. They are aged 12, 13, 14 and 14 years old. No information has been given regarding the alleged facts. Greater Manchester Police added that the victim is “currently being monitored by specialist detectives”. Law enforcement is asking anyone with information about the matter to contact them.