Detectives have charged a teenager with rape and other offences after a woman was kidnapped in Oldham.
On Thursday a boy was charged with a number of offences relating to the rape and kidnap of a woman in her 20’s in Oldham.
A 17-year-old boy, who can't be named for legal reasons, has been charged with the following offences:
- Threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place
The boy was remanded into custody and appeared at Manchester City & Salford Youth Court on Friday, where he was remanded in custody pending a trial.
Detective Inspector Andrew Day of GMP’s Oldham District said: “This incident will no doubt come as a huge shock to the entire Oldham community, rest assured we are supporting the victim and her loved ones with specialist officers.
"We will do everything we can to ensure she has the support she needs at this extremely difficult and distressing time.We commend her bravery for coming forward and reporting this to us, with her support and information we have been able to successfully secure the charges against this individual. I also want to give my thanks to the swift and diligent efforts of the Oldham CID team and GMP’s specialist officers across the force of which we have successfully apprehended this dangerous individual within hours of the incident.
"Of course, incidents of this nature are extremely rare and GMP are determined to bring these offenders to justice.
"Our message is clear: sexual violence or any forms of criminality will not be tolerated in our community, and we will do everything we can to support victims of any crime.I would like to encourage anyone who has been the victim of sexual violence or abuse to come forward and report it to us.
"We will investigate every report we receive and support you every step of the way.”
If you or someone you know has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse or stalking and harassment, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
You can also report information and crimes on our website (www.gmp.police.uk) using the 'report' tool. Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.