Men arrested after boy raped

Police investigating a rape on a teenage boy in Manchester city centre have arrested two men. The men, aged 55 and 41, have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody.

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Police: teen rape victim 'absolutely devastated'

Detective Sergeant Liam Boden, of North Manchester CID, has said the 14-year-old who was raped in a department store is "absolutely devastated".

This young victim has been absolutely devastated by what happened to him.

As a result we have ensured that he has been supported by officers who are trained in dealing with victims under this type of terrible circumstances.

What makes this incident doubly shocking is that he was marched across a busy part of the city centre during the late afternoon on Saturday.

However, this means I am confident that shoppers may have seen the offenders either before or after the incident.

I want people to take a good look at the men in these images and tell me who they are.

– Detective Sergeant Liam Boden, of North Manchester CID

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Police want to speak to these men after boy, 14, raped

Police have issued CCTV images of two men who are wanted for questioning after a 14-year-old boy was raped in a department store toilet.

The boy was targeted at around 5.45pm on Saturday June 2.

Police want to speak to these men following the rape of a 14-year-old boy in Manchester. Credit: Police handout

He was in the Arndale centre in Manchester city centre, when he went to the toilets.

While there he was approached by two men, one Asian, one white, who stared at him.

One of them said to him: "Come with us, do what we say and if you try to run we'll get you."

The teenager was grabbed by the arm, led out of the Arndale centre and taken to nearby Debenhams.

He was then taken by the lift upstairs and marched into a toilet where he was raped by the Asian man.

The traumatised victim contacted the police and has been supported by a team of specially trained officers.

Police have now issued CCTV stills of two men wanted in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Manchester CID on 0161 856 3240 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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