Boy, 17, held over rape of girl

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by detectives investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl in east London in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Police: Vulnerable 12-year-old girl 'brutally raped'

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.

I would appeal for anyone with information or any witnesses to please contact police as soon as possible.

– Detective Inspector Simon Ellershaw
  • Anyone with information is asked to call the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command on 0208 217 7408 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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