A CHILD has allegedly been raped in Heywood.

Police were called to reports that a young girl was raped near to Balmoral Drive in Durnhill at around 7.45pm yesterday.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in custody for questioning, police confirmed.

Forensics officers have been reported to be making investigations in a playing field in the middle of the residential area around Balmoral Drive.

In a statement, a Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Specialist officers are supporting the girl and her family.

“A scene remains in place and enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4668 or 101, quoting incident number 2536 of 09/06/2020, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.