Sussex

Men held over St Leonards rape released on bail

Scene of the rape
Image caption The teenager had gone out to get some fresh air when she was attacked near playing fields

Two men questioned by Sussex Police in connection with the rape of a 17-year-old girl in St Leonards have been bailed pending further inquiries.

The teenager was attacked on 14 January by two men. One raped her after the other punched her and held her down.

Police had been granted more time to quiz the arrested men, aged 25 and 20, on Thursday.

They were arrested two days earlier with a third man, 20, who was released on conditional bail on Wednesday.

All three were bailed until 24 March.

The victim had gone for a walk alone in St Leonards and was approached in Harrow Lane, near playing fields.

Police said the teenager had just left the home of her boyfriend to get some fresh air.

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