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Five bailed in Rotherham child sex abuse investigation

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Image caption Five men from Rotherham were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rape

Five men arrested as part of an investigation into child sex abuse in Rotherham have been released on bail.

The men, who are all from the town and were held on suspicion of conspiracy to rape, have been bailed until April, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

All five were detained as part of the agency's Operation Stovewood which is looking into allegations of sexual abuse between 1997 and 2013.

Nine people previously arrested as part of the operation remain on bail.

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Operation Stovewood is being conducted at the request of South Yorkshire Police following publication of the Jay Report, which found at least 1,400 girls were abused in Rotherham during the period.

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