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Two arrested on suspicion of raping girl

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Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl under the age of 16 in Appleby.

The incident was reported to the police shortly after 8:30pm on 30 May.

Two males, aged 14 and 15, are currently in police custody. They were also arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

Both teenagers are from outside of Cumbria.

This is clearly a serious incident and I can assure the public it will be investigated thoroughly and effectively.

“Officers were able to make arrests very quickly following the report, and the two males arrested remain in police custody.

“This is an active, on-going investigation and I would therefore urge the public not to speculate online."

– Temporary Chief Superintendent Rob O’Connor of Cumbria Police

Police investigating the serious sexual assault are asking for witnesses to come forward with information.