Three-year-old boy 'raped at asylum centre in Norway'

Police are currently investigating the allegations

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Police are investigating claims a toddler has been raped at an asylum centre in Norway, it has been reported.

The alleged incident took place on 6 January at around 10pm at the Forus Akuttinnkvartering centre in Stavanger.

It is understood to have taken place in a communal area of the centre and may have involved multiple perpetrators.

The victim is thought to be a three-year-old boy. His nationality has not been disclosed.

According to The Local, police superintendent Bjørn Kåre Dahl said: “We have no suspects yet. We are investigating the case as if the worst thing has happened and that we are talking about the rape of a child.

“We will investigate further to find out what happened. If it is what we fear - a rape - then this is very serious. But we do not know for certain yet.”

Mr Dahl added that several people have been questioned in relation to the incident, including a minor.

A spokesperson for the asylum centre, Lars Petter Einarsson, told local media they were aware of the incident and were cooperating with enquiries.

“We had many people at work, both sanitation workers and security guards, but nobody saw anything," he said.

"But we immediately took the case to the police, as is the routine, and they came out. We have had a good dialogue with them throughout.”