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Manchester sex offence victim 'was not kidnapped'

Police investigating sex offences against a 14-year-old in Greater Manchester have established the girl was not kidnapped.

The girl was reportedly dragged into a car by two men as she walked down a street in Longsight on Wednesday, then raped and sexually assaulted.

Officers now say she was not abducted or raped, but she has been a victim of sexual offences.

Police said specially-trained officers are supporting her.

Det Ch Insp Andy Cunliffe from Greater Manchester Police said: "We do not believe that there is a threat to the wider public and would like to reassure the community that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident."

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