• Police officers were called to reports of a rape in Rochdale yesterday 

Four boys aged 12 to 14 have been arrested on suspicion of raping a young girl in a Morrisons car park.

Police officers were called to reports of a rape in Rochdale, Greater Manchester yesterday.

Tape can still be seen at the Morrisons car park and police confirmed the alleged incident happened ‘on Kingsway’ in Rochdale.

Four boys, aged 12, 13, 14 and 14, were arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in custody.

Police scene on Morrisons car park where a blue tent had been put up following the rape arrests

Police scene on Morrisons car park where a blue tent had been put up following the rape arrests

Police officers were called to reports of a rape in Rochdale, Greater Manchester yesterday at 6pm. Pictured: The scene in Rochdale

Police officers were called to reports of a rape in Rochdale, Greater Manchester yesterday at 6pm. Pictured: The scene in Rochdale

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘On Saturday 10 February 2024, officers were called to reports of a rape in Newbold, Rochdale.

‘Four boys aged 12, 13, 14, 14 have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody.

‘The victim is currently being supported by specialist officers.

Four boys aged 12, 13, 14, 14 have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody

Four boys aged 12, 13, 14, 14 have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in police custody

Tape can still be seen in a Morrisons car park. Pictured: The area taped off near Newbold Metrolink station

Tape can still be seen in a Morrisons car park. Pictured: The area taped off near Newbold Metrolink station

‘A scene remains in place as officers continue their investigation.

‘If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.’

MailOnline has approached Morrisons for a comment.

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