Girl, 17, is raped while waiting for her friend in a park in Manchester


Girl, 17, is raped while waiting for her friend in a park in Manchester

  • Girl, 17, was raped while waiting for friend in a park in Manchester, police said
  • Teenager was allegedly attacked at Blackley Recreational Ground last night
  • Police cordon is in place, with part of the park near the tennis courts taped off 










A 17-year-old girl was raped while she was waiting for her friend in a park in Manchester last night, police have said. 

The teenager was allegedly attacked at Blackley Recreational Ground off Cooper Lane, Blackley, shortly before 8pm on Sunday.

A police cordon is in place, with part of the park near the tennis courts taped off as officers investigate the scene of the alleged incident. 

Police at Blackley Recreational Ground off Cooper Lane in Blackley, north Manchester

Police at Blackley Recreational Ground off Cooper Lane in Blackley, north Manchester

A police cordon is in place, with part of the park near the tennis courts taped off

A police cordon is in place, with part of the park near the tennis courts taped off

The girl is being offered specialist support from police and appropriate partner agencies

The girl is being offered specialist support from police and appropriate partner agencies

The girl is being offered specialist support from police and appropriate partner agencies, the Manchester Evening News reported. 

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.

‘If anyone has any information then please contact police on 0161 856 3902 quoting incident 2693 of 06/06/2021. 

‘Details can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’



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