17-year-old arrested over alleged rape of teenager in Strathclyde Park

A youth has been arrested over the alleged rape of a teenager in Strathclyde Park.

Strathclyde Country Park, where the assault took place.
Strathclyde Country Park, where the assault took place.

Police launched an investigation after an attack on a 16-year-old girl was reported at around 9pm on Sunday.

A 17-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident but has been released pending further inquiries.

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Part of the park near Motherwell was cordoned off on Monday while officers investigated the area.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 17-year-old man has been arrested and released pending further inquiries.

“Inquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.”