Dorset

'Missing' teenager raped in Bournemouth town centre

A teenager has been raped in Bournemouth shortly after being reported missing.

Police received a call expressing concern for the welfare of the 17-year-old shortly before 01:30 BST.

Half an hour later call handlers received a call from the "very distressed" girl saying she had been raped at a property in the town centre.

Dorset Police said the girl was being supported by specially-trained officers and inquiries were ongoing.

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