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Boy arrested on suspicion of raping 13 year old girl in Oldham

The victim is being provided with support from specially trained officers. Credit: Google Earth

A 13-year-old girl has been raped on playing fields near to Oldham Athletic's Boundary Park stadium.

Police say they were called after reports of an attack at Clayton Playing Fields in Chadderton on Wednesday 17 July.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and remains in custody for questioning.

The incident took place on Clayton Playing Fields, next to the traffic lights at the entrance to the Elk Mill.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area between 4pm and 6pm - and are particularly interested to speak with anyone who has dash cam footage of the area during this time.

Understandably this will cause some concern in the community, but I want to reassure local residents that we are treating this as an absolute priority. We also believe this to be an isolated incident at this stage.

– Detective Inspector Andy Sandiford, of GMP’s Oldham District

The victim is being provided with support from specially trained officers.