Five bailed over abduction and assault of teenage girls

A teenage boy and four men arrested in Leicester on suspicion of abducting four teenage girls have been released on bail.

The 17-year-old boy and four men were arrested on Wednesday.

Police said the girls, three aged 14 and one aged 15, were abducted and sexually assaulted in four separate incidents in July.

Police said the four girls from Newark, Nottinghamshire, were taken to Leicestershire and assaulted.

All five suspects were arrested on suspicion of child abduction, while two of them were also arrested on suspicion of serious sexual assault.

Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire police jointly investigated the case.

The men, aged 18, 20 and 23, and the 17-year-old boy were interviewed by detectives in Nottingham.

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