A THIRD teenage boy has been charged in connection with the rape of a teenage girl in a park.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with two counts of rape.

The boy is the third teenager to be charged after police responded to a report a girl had been raped in Heywood Park, Lever Street.


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The incident was reported to the police shortly before 11pm on Wednesday, September 26.

The boy has been bailed to appear before Manchester Youth Court on Monday, October 22.

The girl is continuing to receive support from specially trained officers.

Two teenage boys – aged 16 and 17 – have also been charged with rape and will appear alongside the 15-year-old.