Bolton police investigate after woman raped in passageway

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Image caption The victim was attacked in a passageway off Thorns Road, Bolton

An 18-year-old woman has been attacked and raped in Bolton.

Greater Manchester Police said the attack took place in a narrow passageway off Thorns Road in the early hours of Saturday, between 03:15 BST and 04:00 BST.

The victim is receiving support from specially-trained officers.

Det Insp Damian Threader said there would be an increased police presence in the area in the coming days. Police have appealed for witnesses.

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