Man arrested after girl, 4 is 'raped in Manchester’

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a four-year-old girl at a home in Manchester.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police were called to an address in Salford, in the early hours of Monday morning following reports of a disturbance.

They later detained a 21-year-old man on suspicion of rape and he is now being questioned.

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The force said in a statement: “Shortly after 4.30am on Monday June 26th police were called to reports of a disturbance in Salford.

“Officers attended and a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape at a nearby address in connection with the rape of a 4-year-old girl, earlier that morning.

“He remains in custody for questioning.”

Greater Manchester Police are questioning a man on suspicion of rape (Flickr)

They added: “The girl and her family are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 321 of 26/06/17 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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