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Police patrols increased in Bolton after rape reported

The victim is currently receiving support from specially trained officers. Credit: PA

Police have increased patrols around Bolton after reports of a rape at the weekend.

Officers say an 18 year old girl was attacked in the Smithills area sometime between 3:15am and 4am on Saturday 12 October.

They are working to confirm the exact location but say enquiries are currently focused on a ginnel just off Thorns Road.

Police patrols have been increased in the area.

Local residents will notice an increased police presence in the area in the coming days and I would urge anyone who has information that can assist us to please contact police

– Detective Inspector Damian Threader

The victim is currently receiving support from specially trained officers.