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Man arrested after boy 'locked in van and sexually assaulted' in Birmingham

CCTV images of van Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Police believe a boy was assaulted in this van after accepting a lift when he missed his last train home

Police investigating the sexual assault of a 16-year-old schoolboy by a van driver have arrested a 55-year-old man.

West Midlands Police said the boy was attacked after accepting a lift from Birmingham city centre at about 22:00 GMT on 30 November after he had missed a train home.

On Friday, the force issued a CCTV appeal with images of a silver van in their efforts to trace the suspect.

The man is being questioned on suspicion of kidnap and sexual assault.

A silver van is being forensically examined.

Image copyright Google
Image caption The boy was driven to this street in central Birmingham and attacked, police said

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