Five arrested over abduction and sexual assault of teenage girls

Four men and a teenage boy have been arrested in Leicester on suspicion of child abduction and sexual assault.

It is alleged one 15-year-old and three 14-year-old girls were abducted and sexually assaulted in four separate incidents in July.

Police said the four girls from Newark, Nottinghamshire, were taken to Leicestershire and assaulted.

The men, aged 18, 20 and 23, and a 17-year-old boy, are being interviewed by detectives in Nottingham.

All of them were arrested on suspicion of child abduction, while two of them were also arrested on suspicion of serious sexual assault, a police spokesman said.

Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire police jointly investigated the case.

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