A MAN has been arrested over the rape of a 15-year-old girl.

A teenage girl was raped at a property in Deane in August last year.

A 24-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual activity with a child, police confirm.

The man has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The "dangerous wanted man" was found with the help of the public, say police.

In December, police issued an appeal to find a man wanted in connection with the incident. 

Detective Sergeant Janet Malone of the Bolton district said: “I would like to thank the public and the officers involved who helped us to find and arrest a dangerous wanted man in Bolton."

“This was a harrowing attack on a young girl and I hope this arrest gives some comfort to her and her family through this difficult period of their lives."

The victim is receiving specialist support from officers.

Police are again appealing for information as the investigation continues.

The detective added: “Although we have made an arrest our investigation has not ended. If you have any information that you think could assist our enquiries, then please come forward as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5757 quoting incident number 1814 of 29/10/19. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.