Yeovil and Chard: Six sexual exploitation arrests

Six people have been arrested following a police investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation of girls and young women in the Yeovil area.

Officers raided two business premises and three residential properties on Wednesday and five men and a woman were arrested.

A police spokesman said the arrests were made on suspicion of rape, trafficking and drugs offences.

It follows an investigation that started in August.

Four of the suspects continue to be questioned by officers and two have been bailed until January.

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