5 bailed over teen rape claim

Five men arrested over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl have been released on bail. They were held during raids at addresses in Bolton on suspicion of subjecting the teenager to repeated sexual assaults between July 2011 and September 2012.

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Five men bailed after arrests over alleged teen rape

Five men who were arrested earlier over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl have all been bailed until 15 January 2014.

The arrests came as part of a police operation in Bolton that targeted suspected child sexual exploitation.

The men were arrested during raids at addresses in Bolton on suspicion of subjecting the teenager to repeated sexual assaults between July 2011 and September 2012.

Police: 'May be further arrests' over alleged teen rape

The five suspects arrested over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl are understood to be of various ethnicities.

Detective Inspector Simon Davies, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Sexual Offences Unit, said:

This is the result of a complex and detailed investigation that has been running for several months into allegations of serious sexual assaults committed against a young girl.

There are other people we are actively seeking to speak to as part of this investigation and there may be further arrests in future.

For those reasons, we are unable to go into any more detail about the status of the investigation.

Specially trained staff are continuing to support the victim throughout what is clearly a very traumatic time for her.

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