Nottingham

Southwell sex attack on girl, 13, 'did not happen'

A reported sexual assault on a teenage girl in Nottinghamshire did not take place, police have said.

The 13-year-old had claimed she was attacked on Southwell Trail off Lower Kirklington Road, Southwell, at about 16:30 GMT on 7 November.

After initial inquiries and talking to the girl, detectives confirmed they are satisfied no offence was committed.

Officers said the girl would be offered support and expressed hope the news would reassure the local community.

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