Children held over ‘sex attack’


Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A 12-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl are among a gang of 11 suspected sex attackers arrested over an “appalling” assault on a woman in her own home.

The 43-year-old was sexually assaulted in her flat in Anfield on September 24 and today Merseyside police made the first widespread public appeals for help.

Officers were called to the apartment in Ullswater Street at around 4.20pm that day, after paramedics found she had been attacked.

Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan said: “The victim has been distressed by her ordeal and is being supported by specialist officers

“This was an appalling attack on a woman in her own home and we would urge anyone who has information, which could help us bring those responsible to justice, to come forward.

“It is possible that some of those who were in the flat on the day may have talked to people, including friends or family, about what happened and if they have we would urge them to contact us.”

Eleven people have been arrested over the attack and released on bail.

As well as the 15-year-old girl, they are a boy aged 12, two 13-year-olds, two 15-year-olds, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old from Anfield; a 15-year-old from Walton, a 13-year-old from Old Swan, and a 19-year-old from Everton.

Anyone with information can contact the specialist police team Unity on 0151 777 1382, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Published: Friday 24th October 2014 by The News Editor

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