A teenager has been arrested after another schoolboy was raped in a park in north west London.
The 13-year-old was taken into custody following the attack in Roe Green Park, Kingsbury, yesterday.
The victim, aged either 13 or 14, told police that he was raped yesterday morning at around 9am.
Parents at a nearby school were sent an email that said: ‘An incident has happened in Roe Green Park and therefore we want to remind you of key messages to keep you safe.
‘Where possible try not to travel alone. We encourage you to come to school on time, so you are travelling with the majority of our school.
‘At the end of the day please let your parents know where you are going to be and ensure you have safe plans to get home with others.
‘If you are feeling uncomfortable, seek help and/or come back to the school.’
One mother said that her daughters were told not to go through the park on their way home.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police investigating a rape in Roe Green Park, Kingsbury Road, NW9 at around 9am on Tuesday, May 16, have made an arrest.
‘A 13-year-old was arrested on Wednesday, May 17 on suspicion of rape. He remains in custody at a north London police station.’
He added: ‘The victim, a boy aged in his early teens, was assaulted by another male in the park.’
Extra patrols have been put in place and school police liaison officers are working to reassure children and their parents.