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Six men arrested in County Durham child abuse probe

Computer equipment seized during raids in County Durham Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption Computer equipment was seized during the raids

Six men have been arrested in County Durham as part of an investigation into the distribution of child abuse images.

Laptops and computer hard drives were seized during searches of properties in Durham, Seaham and Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The men, aged between 21 and 64, were arrested on suspicion of the possession and distribution of indecent images.

Three arrested on Tuesday have been released on police bail. The others remain in police custody.

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