A MAN has been arrested after a young girl, 14, was allegedly raped at a train station this morning.
Cops confirmed that an 18-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault after the horror attack at West Horndon station in Basildon, Essex.
Officers from the British Transport Police rushed to the scene at around 1am this morning.
The station remained closed for around seven hours while detectives investigated the report.
It has now reopened, while police enquiries are ongoing.
A spokesperson for the force said: "Officers were called to West Horndon station shortly before 1am following a report that a 14-year-old girl had been raped.
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"An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and rape, and the station was closed to allow forensic enquiries to take place.
"The station has now reopened and detectives continue to investigate what happened."
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the force on 101.
Those who wish to make an anonymous report can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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