Boy, 16, arrested in rape probe

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Published: Saturday 7th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 46-year-old woman, police said.

The woman was allegedly pushed to the ground and raped by a stranger in the early hours of Wednesday.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to Manchester Road, Heywood, Rochdale at around 1.25am.

The woman was taken to Fairfield General Hospital, where she reported having been attacked at the junction of Birnam Grove and Argyle Street.

As part of the subsequent investigation a 16-year-old boy was arrested today on suspicion of rape, a police spokesman said. He remains in custody for questioning.

Police urged any witnesses who may have seen any individuals around that area to get in touch.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Serious Sexual Offences Unit on 0161 856 1741 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

Published: Saturday 7th February 2015 by The News Editor

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