A two-year-old has faced allegations of causing grievous bodily harm and a boy of five has been accused of the rape of a girl under 13.

Official statistics show that in the past two years almost 5,000 offences have been recorded where the prime suspect was under 10.

Last year 2,764 offences are thought to have been committed by under-10s, including more than 70 rapes.

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