– 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 who raped a teenage boy in the toilets of a Manchester city centre department store are due to be sentenced.