Teen released under investigation after reported rape at Hollingworth Lake

Date published: 04 June 2021

A 14-year-old boy has been released under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of rape.

The teenager was arrested on Wednesday (2 June), following a report of rape of a girl at Hollingworth Lake that evening.

Police were called to the scene at 6.40pm.

Detective Inspector Sam Taylor, from GMP's Rochdale district, said: "This was an incident that was 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.

"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 or on LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk quoting log number 2507 of 03/06/2021.

"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Help and support

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, there is help and support available. 

You can report it to Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report. 

For more information about reporting rape or sexual assault, please visit: 

St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral. 

Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. 

Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 0161 236 2182

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