Third Teenager Arrested Over Rape Of 12-Year-Old Girl

A third 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old girl in north-east London on Saturday 27 July.

Scotland Yard confirmed that the teenager was arrested on Saturday at an east London police station.

The young girl was led to a "secluded" area of a street in Walthamstow by three teenagers at 12:15am on Saturday night, before two of them attacked and raped her.

She managed to get away when she called a friend who came and helped her.

Two other 17-year-olds appeared in court on Saturday 3 August charged with rape.

One was remanded in custody and the other was given bail with conditions. Both are due to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 21 August.


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