Two arrested in connection with rape in Stockport

Two men have been arrested after a woman was raped outside a church in Stockport, according to Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

At around 8.05am on Christmas eve, GMP officers were called to reports that a woman had been raped outside a church on Churchgate in Stockport the same morning.

A woman – aged in her 30’s – has been taken to hospital and is being supported by specially trained officers.

Two men – aged 44 and 57 – have been arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in custody for questioning.

A scene is in place and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Julia Bowden, of GMP’s Stockport borough, said: “We have launched a full investigation and have specially trained officers supporting the victim as she receives treatment in hospital.

“Whilst we believe this is an isolated incident and have two men in custody, our investigation is in the very early stages and our enquiries will continue at the scene throughout the afternoon.

“I would encourage anyone who thinks they might have even the smallest piece of information that could assist our investigation to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 405 of 24/12/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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