Four boys aged 12-14 arrested on suspicion of rape

Date published: 12 February 2024

Four boys between the ages of 12 and 14 have been arrested following reports of a rape at the Morrisons supermarket car park in Rochdale.

Police were called to reports of a rape at around 6pm on Saturday evening (10 February).

The victim is currently being supported by specialist officers.

The suspects, aged 12, 13, 14, 14 have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody.

Speaking on Sunday night (11 February), a spokesperson for GMP said: “A scene remains in place as officers continue their investigation.

“If you, or anyone you know, has any information that may assist us with our enquiries, we would like to hear from you.”

Information can be shared by calling 0161 856 8512, quoting log number 2601 of 10/02/2024.

You can also report information to GMP's website using the ‘tell us about’ tool:

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers - anonymously – on 0800 555 111.

Help and support

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.

Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email

Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.

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