Third teen arrest over girl's rape

A third teen has been arrested over the rape of the rape of 12-year-old girl. Two teens appeared in court in east London on Friday after being charged with the rape.

Third teenager arrested over rape of 12-year-old girl

Detectives investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl in East London have arrested a third teenager.

The 17-year-old boy remains in custody after he was arrested yesterday and taken to an east London police station.

Two 17-year-old suspects charged with the rape of the 12-year-old girl in Waltham Forest appeared at Thames Magistrates Court, yesterday.

Both will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown court on August 21.

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Police condemn brutal rape of 12-year-old girl

Scotland Yard detectives have condemned a "very nasty attack" after charging two 17-year-olds with the rape of a 12-year-old girl.

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.

– Detective Inspector Simon Ellershaw

The two suspects were arrested on Thursday and will appear in court later today.

Anyone with information can call police on 020 8217 7408 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.

Two teens charged with raping 12-year-old girl

Two teenage boys were charged tonight with the rape old a 12-year-old girl, Scotland Yard said.

The 17-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Thames Magistrates Court in Bow, east London, tomorrow.

The girl was targeted by three young men who began talking to her before taking her to a garage area in Hibbert Road, Walthamstow, east London, at around 12.15am on Saturday.

She was pinned down and raped by two of them, before calling a friend who came to help.