Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Three arrested in Leigh Park teen sex offence probe

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of sex offences against three teenage girls in Hampshire.

The alleged offences took place in Leigh Park in Havant between Monday and the early hours of Tuesday.

Hampshire Constabulary is carrying out searches at a property on the housing estate in Park Parade.

The men, aged 20, 36, and 43, from Havant, who are suspected of several sexual offences, were later released from custody pending further inquiries.

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The three girls aged 15 and 16 are being supported by specially-trained officers.

The 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing or inciting a girl aged 13-17 to engage in a sexual act.

The 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child aged 13-17.

The 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing a female aged 13 or over to engage in sexual activity.

The force has appealed for anyone who may have been in the Park Parade area on Monday evening to come forward.

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