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Nine arrests in Northamptonshire child abuse inquiry

Nine people have been arrested by police investigating child abuse allegations in Northamptonshire.

In a series of raids, Northamptonshire Police arrested eight men and one woman under the Protection of Children Act.

The force raided houses in Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden, Northampton, Towcester and Watford village.

Computer equipment and a quantity of drugs were also seized, said Northamptonshire Police.

One person has been released on bail while the other eight are still being questioned.

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