Teenager arrested on suspicion of raping 14-year-old girl has been bailed

A 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl in Wigan has been bailed.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 12:49 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th April 2021, 12:18 pm

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in custody for questioning.

Between 4pm and 5.30pm on Thursday 22 April 2021 the girl, aged 14, was walking on open land to the south of Westleigh Park, Leigh, when she was approached by a male.

The male pulled her into some bushes before raping her.

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A team of detectives continues to progress the investigation and an increased police presence will remain in the Westleigh Park area over the coming days.

There is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.

Anyone with information should police on 0161 856 7251 quoting incident 1033 of 23/04/21. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Police are appealing for information after a girl was raped in Leigh
The attack occurred near Westleigh Park. Image: Google