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Four boys arrested on suspicion of rape after teenage girl sexually assaulted in Newark

Four boys have been arrested on suspicion of rape after the girl was attacked in Newark.

The victim, a teenage girl, reported to police that she had been attacked on Yorke Drive playing fields in Newark between 5.30pm and 7pm on Saturday 25 May.

Detectives are continuing to carry out a thorough investigation in the area.

Two boys, aged 15, and one boy, aged 16 were arrested on Monday 27 May on suspicion of rape. They have been released on bail with strict conditions.

A fourth boy, aged 16, was arrested on Tuesday 28 May and remains in police custody.

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Inspector Dan Evans, who is investigating the incident, said:

“Officers are investigating reports of a serious sexual assault on a teenage girl in Newark.

“The teenager and her family are being supported by specially trained officers.

“Our investigation is moving at pace, and I hope we can offer the public some reassurance that four boys have been arrested as we establish what has happened. 

“A number of people have come forward to help us with our inquiries and I would like to thank them for their assistance.

“Anyone who has any information, especially those in the Yorke Drive area at the time are being urged to get in touch.”

Neighbourhood Inspector Charlotte Ellam added:

“This incident is understandably going to cause a great deal of alarm and distress in the Newark community. I want to reassure the public we are doing everything we can to establish what happened.

“The public can expect to see increased patrols in the area and anyone who has any concerns then please do speak to one of our officers.”   

Anyone with information that can help officers in their investigation are being asked to call 101 quoting incident number 282 of 26 May 2024. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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