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Girl, 12, rape allegation in Levenshulme 'not genuine'

Chapel Street, Levenshulme, Image copyright Google
Image caption The girl claimed she was grabbed from behind while walking in Chapel Street, Levenshulme

A 12-year-old girl has admitted to police a rape allegation she made "was not genuine" and the case has been dropped.

She reported being attacked while walking in Chapel Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, on 22 November 2016.

A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of rape faces no further action.

Ch Insp John-Paul Ruffle said: "It is not appropriate for us to pursue a prosecution in this instance due to a number of vulnerabilities."

"The girl is now being fully supported by specially trained officers and partner agencies."

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