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Thirty-two arrested in Huddersfield child sex inquiry

Huddersfield
Image caption The arrests were connected to a child sex abuse inquiry in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Thirty men and two women have been arrested as part of an investigation into historic child sex abuse in Huddersfield.

West Yorkshire Police said 16 women had reported being abused between the ages of 11 and 18. The suspects were aged in their late teens and 40s at the time.

Addresses were searched in Huddersfield, Slaithwaite, Dewsbury and Bradford during a four-day police operation.

All 32 have been released on bail.

Det Ch Insp Tony Nicholson said: "These are abhorrent crimes that affect the most vulnerable in our society. 

"We would urge anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse, whether recent or historic, to report it to the police."

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