A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of rape has been released on bail, pending further enquiries, until May 3. 

The teenager was arrested on April 10 in connection to the incident which reportedly took place at around 7pm in an alleyway in Browning Hill in the Temple Hill area.

The victim was reportedly walking with a friend when they were approached by three boys, also believed to be teenagers.

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The victim told police that one of the boys spoke to the girls and the other two walked away leaving the suspect with the victim and her friend.

He then asked to talk to the victim alone, which is when the rape reportedly took place. He ran away from the area when she called her friend for help.

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The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate detained the 16-year-old, from the Dartford area, earlier this morning.

Police say that he is known to the victim and remains in custody as enquiries continue.