Salford rape of teenager, 17, by two men in Buile Hill Park

Police have increased patrols in the area following the incident

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old boy was raped by two men as he walked through a park in Salford early on Wednesday morning.

The teenager was walking through Buille Hill Park in the Eccles area at around 12:50am, when two white men in their late twenties approached him – one from the front, and one from behind.

The men then pushed the boy to the ground and raped him.

Greater Manchester Police are now urging witnesses to come forward with information regarding the incident.

The two men were both wearing shorts and hoods of their heads. One of the suspects had blonde hair and was wearing glasses.

Detective Chief Inspector Clare Devlin said: “This is a very serious incident which we are actively investigating.

“The boy is obviously extremely distressed, having been subject to a vicious attack, and we are doing all we can to support him.”

She added that police will carry out extra patrols in the area of the park in order to reassure the public.

“If you believe that you may have any information that could assist the investigation or lead to the identification and arrest of the persons responsible, please contact us.

“In the meantime, I would urge people to take extra care, remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings,” she added.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5360 quoting log number 61 of 8 October 2014 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.