Teenage boy bailed as investigations into alleged rape of 15-year-old girl in Hitchin field continue

The alleged rape is said to have occurred on this field near Cadwell Lane, Hitchin.

The alleged rape is said to have occurred on this field near Cadwell Lane, Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

A teenage boy arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl in a Hitchin field has been released on bail while investigations continue.

The 17-year-old from Hitchin was arrested and questioned by police after an incident in a field near Cadwell Lane just before midnight on Sunday, but has now been released on bail until November 3.

A police spokeswoman confirmed investigations are continuing and that officers believe the two teenagers involved were known to each other.

The investigation is being led by Herts police’s specialist sexual offences investigation team, with officers providing support to the 15-year-old girl.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101.


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