Manchester

Boy arrested over rape of girl, 12, in Levenshulme

Chapel Street, Levenshulme, Image copyright Google
Image caption Police say the girl was grabbed while walking in Chapel Street and dragged into an adjoining alleyway

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl in an alleyway.

The girl was grabbed from behind while walking on Chapel Street in Levenshulme, Manchester, between 17:00 and 17:30 GMT on 22 November.

Police said she was dragged into an alleyway behind the adjoining Cardus Street and raped, before her attacker made off down Stockport Road.

The 16-year-old from Longsight is being questioned at a local police station.

Det Insp Dave Moores said the investigation into the attack was "still ongoing" and asked anyone with information to get in touch.

He added that there would "still be an increased police presence in the community whilst the investigation continues".

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