A teenage girl was raped in the area of Blackley Recreational Ground on Sunday. A police cordon has been set at the park this morning. The 17-year-old victim is being offered specialist support from GMP and appropriate partner agencies.
Officers were called to the park around 8 pm on Sunday with the reports of the incident. Enquiries are ongoing. Forensic officers were at the scene for the investigation.
Chief Inspector Danny O’Neil, of GMP’s City of Manchester North division, said: “We received a very serious report last night and we have a number of officers and detectives dedicated to investigating this incident, as well as supporting the victim.”
“Initial enquiries suggest the girl was waiting for a friend she was meeting up with at the park when she was attacked, and we are working at great speed to explore various lines of enquiry to determine the identity of the offender.”
Anyone who has information on the incident should contact the police on 0161 856 3902 quoting incident 2693 of 06/06/2021. Details can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.