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Scotland Yard given more time to quiz Enfield rape suspect

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Image caption The attack happened in Jubilee Park, Lower Edmonton, Enfield

Detectives have been granted more time to question a man arrested over the rape of an 11-year-old girl in a north London park.

The girl was dragged from Galliard Road into Jubilee Park, Lower Edmonton, Enfield, after getting off a bus from school at about 17:00 GMT on Friday.

Scotland Yard asked magistrates for extra time to question the 18-year-old.

A 26-year-old man arrested on Monday has been bailed until a date in late December, police said.

Officers now have until Thursday to continue interviewing the man, who is in custody at a police station in north London.

The girl caught the number 192 bus from Enfield Town at 16:15 GMT and got off in Bury Street to walk home along Galliard Road when she was attacked.

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