Boy, 14, arrested after girl raped in 'shocking incident' at popular Rochdale lake

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested after a girl was raped at a popular beauty spot.

The girl was attacked at Hollingworth Lake in Rochdale at 6.40pm yesterday, police said this morning.

Officers rushed to the scene and arrested the teenage boy on suspicion of rape. He remains in custody.

Greater Manchester Police said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the “shocking incident”.

Forensics officers were seen near the lake last night as officers continue to investigate.

Detective Inspector Sam Taylor, from GMP's Rochdale district, said: "This was a shocking incident that was extremely distressing for the girl involved.

"Our thoughts are with her while she receives the specialist care and support needed.

"At this moment, we are not looking for anyone further in connection with this incident, however we will continue to be present in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

"Anyone who may have seen anything or has any information is asked to get in touch to assist with our investigation."

Anyone with information can report it online quoting log number 2507 of 03/06/2021.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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