Sex attack: Teenager charged

Police have charged a teenager with the rape of an 11-year-old girl in a park in Enfield.

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Police question Enfield rape suspect

Police have been given until today to question a man, 18, over the rape of a young girl.

The girl, 11, was dragged into Jubilee Park in Enfield after getting off a bus from school on Friday afternoon.

Scotland Yard asked magistrates for extra time to question the 18-year-old.

A 26-year-old man arrested on Monday has been bailed until a date in late December, police said.


Enfield rape: council response

The council says the gates were locked but that, by their nature, parks are easy to access Credit: ITV London

Enfield council said the park gates were locked at 4.50pm on Friday. In a statement, they said:

"While the thoughts of the entire council are with the victim of this horrific crime and her family, it is worth bearing in mind that parks by their very nature are designed to be accessible and it is extremely difficult to prevent access to people determined to break into them.

"We take all crime extremely seriously and our parks police work closely with friends of parks groups and park users to deal with any concerns raised in relation to safety in our parks.

"We will be co-operating fully with the police in an effort to bring the perpetrator of this horrific crime to justice and would urge anyone with information to ring the police."

Enfield rape latest

Sharon Thomas has the latest from the scene of a vicious rape in Enfield. The 11-year-old victim is still being treated in hospital.

Police are questioning a 26-year-old man but are still appealing for witnesses to contact them.


Man arrested for raping 11-year-old

A 26-year-old man has beenarrested on suspicion of raping an 11-year-old girl in a Lower Edmonton park. He was arrested at an address in Edmonton and is being questioned at a north London police station. Detectives are still appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police hunt Enfield sex attacker

Police are hunting a violent sex attacker after an 11-year-old girl was subjected to a brutal assault in a park in Enfield.

It happened after the victim had caught a bus home from school on Friday evening. Piers Hopkirk reports.

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