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18-year-old arrested in connection with Ashton rape
Wednesday 7th November 2018 @ 18:50 by Lee Wild
Ashton News

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a rape in Ashton on Tuesday.

The incident happened last night (6 November) where Police were called to a wooded area just off Cavendish Street to reports that a 17-year-0ld girl had been raped.

An investigation was launched and police had today made an arrest in connection with the attack.

The 18-year-old man remains in custody for questioning while the victim continues to receive support from specialist officers.

Detective Sergeant Joe Harrop, of GMP’s Tameside Borough, said: “We have been carrying out numerous lines of enquiry since the initial report was made last night and we now have an 18-year-old in custody arrested on suspicion of rape.

“I want to stress that our investigation remains in the early stages and continue to urge anybody with information to contact police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9353 or 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.