Two teenagers held over rape of girl

Police investigating the rape of a girl in Walthamstow have arrested a 17-year-old boy. The girl, aged 12, was assaulted on Saturday just after midnight by two men.

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Police appeal for information after 'nasty attack'

Police are appealing for more information over the rape of a 12-year-old girl on Saturday in Walthamstow. A teenager has been arrested in connection with the attack.

Detective Inspector Simon Ellershaw, leading the investigation, said:

This was a very nasty attack on a vulnerable girl just 12 years old by a group of older males who engaged her in conversation before leading her to a secluded area. She was pinned down and two of the males then brutally raped her.

Despite this arrest we are still appealing for anyone with information or any witnesses to please contact police as soon as possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command on 0208 217 7408 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Teenager arrested in connection with rape of girl

Police investigating the rape of a girl in Walthamstow have arrested a 17-year-old boy. The girl, aged 12, was assaulted on Saturday just after midnight by two men.

The teenage boy remains in custody at an east London police station.

The girl saw three men in the area before she was pinned down and raped by two of the men. The victim managed to call a friend who came to the scene and they left together. The suspects then left the area.

The men are described as aged between 17 and 19.

Friend came to her aid

The girl was in Walthamstow between 12.15am and 12.30am on Saturday when she met three men, police said.

She was taken to a garage area at the end of Hibbert Road, near Theydon Street, where she was pinned down and raped by two of the men.

The girl managed to call a friend who came to the scene and they left together. The suspects then left the area.

Police hunting 3 teenagers

Police are hunting two teenagers after a 12-year-old girl was raped in East London. She was attacked in Hibbert Road in Walthamstow.

It happened just after midnight on Saturday when she met three men. The trio are aged between 17 and 19.

The first was mixed race, with a diamond stud in his left ear and a London accent. He told the girl his name was Mo and that he was 17.

He had short hair, was very skinny and wore a black puffa-style jacket with a hood, black chinos, black trainers and a grey/black T-shirt.

The second was described as black and very tall. His hair was partly shaven and he wore black trousers and a red and blue shirt.

The third, who did not rape the girl, was black and had a moustache. He wore a blue-coloured hooded top and a red and blue cap, and told her his name was Miles.

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