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Teenager held over rape of girl, 15, in Cumbernauld

Beechwood Road Cumbernauld Image copyright Google
Image caption The girl was attacked while walking in Beechwood Road, Cumbernauld

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped as she walked home in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

The girl was said to have been attacked by one of two males who approached her in the town's Beechwood Road shortly before midnight on Saturday 11 October.

Police were called after the girl returned home.

The arrested 16-year-old is expected to appear from custody at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Friday.

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