Three men have been jailed after raping a 16-year-old girl in Manchester.
Muhyadeen Osman, Mowled Yussuf and Bilal Ahmed, all aged 20 and all of no fixed address, were sentenced to 10 years, 10 years and nine years respectively at Manchester Crown Court.
The girl had first met with someone she had been messaging near Rusholme, after which they met a group of men containing Osman, Yussuf and Ahmed, who were all 17 at the time.
After speaking with them briefly, she was convinced to go to a room at the Victoria Park Hotel near the city centre, where she was raped.
Police praised the “extreme bravery” of the young woman throughout the case, with Detective Constable Heather Clarkson adding: “I would personally like to thank her.”
“She has been supported by specially trained officers and she has shown the determination to ensure Osman, Yussuf and Ahmed were brought to justice.”
Bilal Ahmed (left), Muhyadeen Osman (centre) and Mowled Yussuf (left). Credit: Greater Manchester Police