Investigation finds 'no crime committed' at Irchester Country Park over alleged rape of 12-year-old girl

Officers investigating an alleged rape in Irchester Country Park say "no crime has taken place".

Friday, 2nd August 2019, 12:22 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd August 2019, 1:22 pm
A police investigation was launched in July over the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl in Irchester Country Park.

Only July 25, Northamptonshire Police received a report that a 12-year-old girl had been raped in the park on the morning of May 11.

However, a police investigation has now ended, with no criminal offences having been identified.

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A police investigation was launched in July over the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl in Irchester Country Park.

Det Insp Michelle Douglas, of the Public Protection Unit, said: “We take sexual assault very seriously, and robustly investigate the circumstances of every reported offence.

“A full investigation into this report has been carried out and as a result of our enquiries we are satisfied that no crime has taken place.

“We appreciate the natural concern that this report raised, and I hope our conclusion affords reassurance to the community.”