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Teenager arrested over serious sexual assault in Whitby

The scene of the attack in Whitby
Image caption Police said the girl was attacked in an alleyway

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault in a North Yorkshire town.

A girl, whose age has not been given, was attacked in an alleyway between New Quay Road and Baxtergate in Whitby on Wednesday 12 September between 20:30 and 21:00 BST.

Detectives leading the investigation arrested the teenager on Friday.

The boy, whose age has also not been given, was being held in police custody for questioning.

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