Arrests have been made after two teenagers are reported to have been raped in Nuneaton on Saturday evening (15 April).
At around 7pm, two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15, were approached by two males outside the McDonalds on Queens Road in Nuneaton town centre.
It is understood that sometime between 7pm and 8pm, one of the victims was raped by the first suspect in Riversley Park while the other victim was raped sometime between 7pm and 10pm by the second suspect in Jubilee Park.
The first suspect is described as white, around 5ft 5in tall, of skinny build, with tanned skin, straight black hair, and some facial hair (but not a full beard). He was described as wearing a black cap, black trousers, black puffer coat, and had pierced ears with diamond stud earrings.
The second suspect is described as white, around 5ft 5in tall, of skinny build, with pale skin and short black curly hair. He was believed to be wearing a black puffa coat, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.
Today (Tuesday), two 15-year-old boys - both from Coventry - have been arrested on suspicion of rape of a female child under 16.
They have been bailed until 15 June.
Detective Inspector Paul Sartoris said: “These were shocking incidents and were devastating for both victims who are being supported by specially trained officers.
“A full investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding these incidents, which I recognise will cause great concern in the community.
"The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in and around Nuneaton town centre while officers continue to conduct their enquiries.
“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed either incident, seen the girls and/or the two individuals that fit the above descriptions to please get in touch as any information you may have could really help with our investigation. I would also urge anyone with dashcam footage who may have been driving close to Jubilee Park between 7pm and 10pm, or Riversley Park between 7pm and 8pm yesterday evening to also make contact with us.”
Anyone with information that could help our ongoing investigation can report it online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident numbers 326 (Riversley Park) or 363 (Jubilee Park) of 15 April 2023.
Issued: LK, Corporate Communications
Updated: 2.45pm, Tuesday 18 April, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications