10-year-olds deny rape

Two 10-year-old boys denied raping a girl under the age of 13 when they appeared in court today.

The allegation refers to an incident in a park in Hayes, west London, on October 27.

The boys, who appeared before Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson at Isleworth Crown Court, west London, are each charged with two counts of rape and two counts of attempted rape.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges and were released on conditional bail to appear at the Old Bailey on May 10 for trial.