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Liverpool rape: 12-yr-old boy among 11 people arrested

2014-10-25 10:53:29

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A 12-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl are among 11 people who have been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at her home in Liverpool.

The 43-year-old woman, described by police as vulnerable, was attacked at a flat in Anfield at about 16:20 BST on 24 September.

Paramedics called police to report the woman had been sexually assaulted.

Two men aged 18 and 19, eight boys aged between 12 and 16, and the girl have been released on bail.

Merseyside Police said they were investigating whether any other people were involved.

Det Supt Tim Keelan, said: "The victim has been distressed by her ordeal and is being supported by specialist officers.

"This was an appalling attack on a woman in her own home and we would urge anyone who has information, which could help us bring those responsible to justice, to come forward."

The group, which included three boys aged 13 and three aged 15, are believed to be known to one another and are from the same area of Liverpool.

She no longer lives at the address, police said.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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