A TEENAGE boy has been arrested after a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Glasgow City Centre.

The Evening Times was first to report on the incident after police sealed off Renfrew Lane, just behind the Pavilion Theatre, and also a section of Hope Street at The Savoy Centre.

The incident took place on Friday evening and the area was closed off on Monday night after the incident was reported to the force.

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Police Scotland confirmed on Wednesday morning that a 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Enquiries are ongoing.

We reported earlier how Glasgow Women’s Aid said lanes in the City Centre should be made “as hard to access as possible” to prevent them being used for sexual attacks.

A spokesman told us: “If these are areas where rapists are targeting to take women, then we need to make them as hard to access as possible.

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“If there is anything that can be done to make women safer, of course we would be supportive if that.

“It’s outrageous that we have to even discuss these things, but it is a fact of life unfortunately it does happen.”

This attack adds to the 182 sexual assaults and rapes which took place in the city centre between April 2018 and March 2019, according to figures released by Police Scotland.