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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C
# Manchester
Two men arrested after boy raped at Manchester department store
The 14-year-old was attacked in a Debenhams store.

TWO MEN HAVE been arrested after a 14-year-old boy was raped in the toilets of a department store in Manchester.

The men, aged 55 and 41 are in police custody.

The boy was approached by two men at around 5.45pm on Saturday 2 June in the toilets of the Arndale Centre.

One of the men said to the boy:

Come with us, do what we say and if you try to run we’ll get you.

The men then led the boy out of the Arndale Centre and into Debenhams department store. He was taken by lift to an upstairs toilet where he was raped.

Two other men who were arrested on 23 August were bailed pending further inquiries.

Earlier this week police released images of two possible suspects, to which they said there was an overwhelming response.

Image: Greater Manchester Police

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