South East Wales

Ten arrested after Blackwood sex attack on man, 24

Ten people have been arrested in connection with an alleged sex attack on a 24-year-old man near Blackwood.

Police say he was found outside a house in Croespenmaen on Saturday and is in a stable condition in hospital.

Six men are being held on suspicion of drugs offences and sexual assault and another man faces the same charges as well as attempted rape.

Two other men and a 17-year-old female have been arrested for drugs offences.

Police say the alleged victim was found injured at 11:40 BST on Saturday.

Officers are continuing to carry out house-to-house and forensic inquiries in the area.

Neighbourhood police are also in the area to reassure residents or answer questions.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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