Boy, 15, Held over Store Rape Horror; CRIME: Arrest Last Night a Result of General Police Inquiries, Says Spokeswoman
Byline: By Andrew Heath
A TEENAGE boy has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl in the toilets of a Warwickshire supermarket.
Police arrested the 15-year-old at 6.30pm yesterday.
He was taken to Leamington police station for questioning and detectives now have 24 hours to quiz the teenager, who lives in Leamington.
Today, they will decide whether to apply to magistrates to question him further, release him or charge him.
The arrest was made after police drafted in a "behavioural investigative adviser" to come up with a psychological profile of the rapist.
It follows a massive manhunt for the rapist who struck in the toilets of Sainsbury's supermarket in The Shires retail park at 7pm on Thursday, March 2 - four weeks ago tonight.
The victim's mother and Detective Chief Inspector Adrian Pearson, who is leading the inquiry, took part in a huge media appeal to the public for information after the incident.
Since then, up to 35 detectives and police staff have sifted through up to 40 names given by the public in connection with the incident.
But today, a police spokeswoman said the arrest had not come as a direct result of information from the public. …