Boys, 10, due in court on rape charges

Two 10-year-old boys are to appear in court in Britain today charged with the rape of an eight-year-old girl.

The alleged sex attack relates to an incident in a park off College Way, Hayes, west London, in October.

Police officers were called in by the girl’s family after she returned home and said she had been raped.

The two boys will appear before magistrates in Uxbridge.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said the charges were made following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.

“This is in relation to an alleged incident in west London in October 2009,” he added.

“They are due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday December 17.”

The alleged attack was investigated by officers from the Met’s recently reorganised specialist Sapphire Unit.

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