Six arrested in Leicester in sexual assault inquiry

Police have arrested five men and a teenager in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Leicester.

The men, aged 20, 22 25, 27 and 39, and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on Saturday.

Officers said it was a complex investigation which would be lengthy.

They said specialist officers had been working with the victim after her family raised concerns about her welfare.

The six are to remain in custody while inquiries continue.

Det Ch Insp Andy Sharp said: "The victim and her welfare is a key priority for us (and) we will continue to work with her, at a pace she is comfortable with, in order to support her through this process."

They said local officers would continue to talk to residents and community leaders and provide the community with daily updates and reassurance around various rumours and speculation.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leicester



27 °C 16 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Man holding lipWitch hunt

    The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence

  • Espresso cupNews quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

  • Irvine WelshDeaf ears

    Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

  • Electric chairReturn of 'the chair'

    Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Canada.Hidden rail trip

    Canada's tiny, two-car shuttle is a train lover's dream with scenic views


  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.