30/03/2006

Teenager arrested over supermarket rape

Police investigating the rape of an eleven-year-old girl in a supermarket toilet have arrested a 15-year-old boy.

The girl had been shopping with her mother in the Sainsbury's store in Shires Retail Park, Leamington Spa, on March 2 when the attack took place.

She was attacked when she went to the ladies toilets in the store.

Warwickshire Police confirmed that the 15-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday night in Leamington Spa and remained in police custody.

Two weeks ago, police had announced that they had compiled a list of more than 40 possible suspects following a number of appeals to the public for help.

Rewards totalling £30,000 have been offered for information leading to the arrest of the attacker.

(KMcA)


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