Police appeal after teenage girl was raped in Bedworth - The Coventry Observer

Police appeal after teenage girl was raped in Bedworth

Coventry Editorial 22nd Mar, 2022   0

POLICE are investigating reports of a rape on a teenage girl in Bedworth on Saturday.

The girl was sitting with a group on the grass at the bottom of Walter Scott Road where it meets Coalpit Fields Road between 6.45pm and 7.15pm when they were approached by another group.

A boy from the group – believed to be in his mid to late teens – is reported to have taken the girl away from the group before sexually assaulting her.

Officers attended the scene and the area was cordoned off as part of ongoing enquiries.




The girl is being supported by specially trained officers and patrols have also been stepped up.

Yesterday morning (Monday) a 14-year-old boy from Hinckley was arrested on suspicion of rape. He has been bailed until next month.


Det Insp Collette O’Keefe said: “We understand this incident is likely to cause concern among the local community but we would like to reassure them a full and thorough investigation has begun.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries and pursuing a number of lines of enquiry as part of our ongoing work.

“Specially trained officers are providing support to the victim at this time and we have cordoned off an area at the bottom of Walter Scott Road where it meets the junction of Coalpit Fields Road as we conduct initial enquiries.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days while we look to establish exactly what happened.”

She urged anyone in the area between 6.45pm and 7.15pm on Saturday who witnessed the incident to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“Any information, no matter how small it may seem, could be important so please contact us if you think you may be able to assist,” added DI O’Keefe.

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