A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after two young girls were found in a “distressed state” in a park.
The teenager was arrested after the schoolgirls were found in Score Lane Gardens in Childwall just after 6pm on Sunday.
A police officer spotted the girls before taking the 15-year-old boy in for questioning.
The park remains cordoned off by cops as they continue to investigate the incident.
Merseyside Police have appealed for any witnesses to get in touch.
A police spokesperson said: “We have arrested a male following an incident in Childwall [southeast Liverpool] yesterday.
“At around 6.10pm, a report was received of two 15-year-old girls being found at a park on Score Lane.
“Both girls were reportedly in a distressed state and were taken to hospital.
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“Following enquiries, a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He has been taken for questioning.
“An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to get in touch.
“Forensic, CCTV, and witness enquiries are ongoing and a cordon remains is in place while detectives investigate.”