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Teen charged after rape reported in Thurston

The teenager was arrested near Ixworth Road in Thurston in the early hours of Monday, May 6.

It follows an incident that occurred on Sunday May 5.

He was found by police in a wheelie bin.

A Suffolk Police spokesperson said: “He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Center for questioning and subsequently charged with the rape of a girl aged under 13.”

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich on Tuesday last week.

He was remanded in secure accommodation to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday June 21.

The victim receives specialist support from the police and their partners.