Man, 24, arrested after child raped in field in Greater Manchester

Emily Mee, news reporter
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Balmoral Drive in Heywood. Pic: Google Maps
Balmoral Drive in Heywood. Pic: Google Maps

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a child was raped in a field in Greater Manchester.

Police were called at around 7.45pm on Monday to the scene near Balmoral Drive in Heywood - which is near a primary school.

A cordon and a police tent remained at the scene on Tuesday morning.

The man is in custody for questioning.

Specialist officers are supporting the girl - whose age has not been released - and her family.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4668 or 101 quoting incident number 2536 of 09/06/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.