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Rotherham child sex abuse suspects arrested

Rotherham in South Yorkshire Image copyright EPA
Image caption Seven people have been arrested as part of the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting a young girl in Rotherham.

The arrests were made as part of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) investigation into historical child sexual exploitation and abuse.

The suspects were detained in Rotherham on suspicion of indecent assaulting a girl aged under 16.

A total of seven people have now been arrested as part of the NCA's Operation Stovewood.

The operation was launched at the request of South Yorkshire Police.

Its aim is to investigate non-familial sexual abuse in Rotherham, between 1997 and 2013, after a report found at least 1,400 girls were abused in the town during that period.

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