Teenage boy ‘raped in cemetery opposite primary school’ – police investigating

Police have launched an investigation after a teenage boy was allegedly raped in a churchyard opposite a primary school.

Cops cordoned off Tredworth Cemetery in Gloucester after reports the boy was sexually assaulted last Sunday, October 11.

The teenage boy is being supported by specialist officers and partner agencies.

Local residents said the cordon had been in place at the scene since Friday night.

Gloucestershire Police say no arrests have yet been made over the crime.

A force spokesman said: "Officers received a report yesterday that the boy had been sexually assaulted in Tredworth Cemetery, Tredworth, on Sunday, October 11.

"A cordon is in place while officers are at the scene.

"Police are at the early stages of the investigation and inquiries are taking place in the local area.

"No arrests have been made at this stage.

"Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage who was in the area of Tredworth Road, Cemetery Road or Eastern Avenue near to the Tesco filling station on 11 October between 8pm and 9.20pm to get in contact with us."

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