– Superintendent Stuart Ellison
This crime quite rightly shocked the city centre community as this vulnerable victim was marched across a busy part of the city during a Saturday afternoon.
That a young boy could be preyed on while all around him shoppers go about their business was doubly shocking.
However, what is equally striking about this case is the fact that we had an immediate response from the public which was integral to us making a number of quick arrests.
Two men have been jailed for 15 years each after raping a teenage boy in Manchester.
Abdelkader El-Janabi from Ardwick and Alex Wilson-Fletcher from Manchester were both convicted of two offences of rape and one of sexual touching of a boy aged 14.