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Boys aged 10 in court over rape

Two 10-year-old boys have been charged with rape.

The Metropolitan Police said that following advice from the Crown Prosecution Service, each boy faces two counts of attacking a girl.

They were arrested after the alleged victim said she had been assaulted while playing in a park in October.

The pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court earlier. They have been bailed until 28 January.

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