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28 years for kidnap gang

The three men sentenced for abducting a 13 year old girl
The three men sentenced for abducting a 13 year old girl Credit: Suffolk Police

Three men have been sentenced at Norwich Crown Court to a total of 28 years following the abduction of a 13-year-old girl.

The group trafficked the girl from her home in London to Ipswich in July last year, where she was then subjected to a string of assaults.

Mohamed Sheikh, from Seaton Point in London, was found guilty of trafficking offences, drug offences and causing a child to engage in sexual activity. He's been sentenced to eight years.

Suran Uddin, fromSt Matthews Row in London, was found guilty of trafficking offences, drug offences and two counts of rape. He's been sentenced to 15 years.

Hamza Ali, from Chingford Road in London, was found guilty of trafficking offences and sexual assault. He's been sentenced to five years.

Man arrested after attempted abduction in Lanzarote

A man's been arrested in connection with the attempted abduction of a three-year-old girl from Milton Keynes during a family holiday in the Canary Islands.

It comes after police released these pictures, taken by the girl's father, of a man who allegedly attempted to kidnap the girl in a shop on January 30th last year while the family were on holiday in Costa Teguise in Lanzarote. A 62-year-old man arrested in the London area is being held in custody.

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Four men charged with child abduction

Four men have been charged over the abduction of a 13 year old girl in Ipswich.

31 year old Mohamed Sheikh, of Seaton Point, London, has been charged with a child abduction offence and possession of a controlled drug

28-year-old Surin Uddin, of St Matthews Row, London, has been charged with two counts of rape against a girl under the age of 16 and one child abduction offence.

38-year-old Ali Hamza, of Chingford Road, London, has been charged with sexual assault and a child abduction offence.

46-year-old Abdul Hammed, of Wellington Street, Ipswich has been charged with two counts of rape against a girl under the age of 16 and one child abduction offence.

All the offences are alleged to have taken place last week in Ipswich.

All four men are due in court on Monday 16 July.

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