Five boys charged with raping girl in Greater Manchester, England

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Five boys have been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in a park in Greater Manchester, England.

The boys, who are aged 13–17 years old, are alleged to have attacked the schoolgirl in Queen's Park close to Bolton town centre in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police were called at around 01:00 BST on that day. The boys were arrested on Friday and charged on Saturday morning.

The alleged offenders are due to appear in Bolton Magistrates' Court later today. They have all been remanded in custody. The girl has been receiving counselling after the attack. Forensics have examined the scene and a bench has been removed for further tests.