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Second arrest made after teenage girl raped in Rochdale

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A second man has been arrested after a teenage girl was raped in Rochdale on Wednesday 15 January.

A 44-year-old man was arrested last night on suspicion of rape and police have said that he is currently in custody.

A 57-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of rape, however, he has been released with no further action, according to Greater Manchester Police.

Superintendent Richard Hunt, of GMP’s Rochdale district, said: "We are continuing to provide specialist support to the victim and her family following her incredibly traumatic ordeal and our thoughts remain with them.

"Our investigation is continuing to move very quickly as we have a dedicated team of detectives working round the clock to identify the man responsible for this awful attack.

"Whilst we have a man in custody this morning, our enquiries remain ongoing and we would continue to ask anyone who witnessed anything suspicious around the time of this incident or anyone with any information to please get in touch."

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact police on 0161 856 4646, quoting incident number 2066 of 15/01/2020.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.