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.
- 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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