Man arrested after teenage girl raped in Wardle

Date published: 20 January 2020

UPDATE 5.20pm 20.01.2020 

The man has been released and faces no further action.

A man has been arrested after a teenage girl was raped in Rochdale.

At around 5pm on Wednesday 15 January a 16-year-old girl was raped by a man in Wardle.

A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in custody for questioning.

Superintendent Richard Hunt, of GMP’s Rochdale district, said: “Our thoughts are with the young girl and her family during this difficult time. She will continue to be supported by specialist officers throughout this ordeal and I would like to praise her for her bravery during the investigation.

“Our officers have worked tirelessly over the weekend to significantly progress our investigation, which has led to this arrest.

“I would also like to inform the community that we are doing all we can to reassure residents in Wardle and investigate the incident. Therefore you will see extra patrols across the area over the next few days.

“If you have any questions or concerns please speak with our officers in the area.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 0161 856 4646, quoting incident number 2066 of 15/01/2020. Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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