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Police use thermal imaging drone to rescue 16-year-old girl who reported rape

A drone with a thermal imaging camera had to be used to trace a teenage girl who called 999 from an unknown location to report she was with a man who had allegedly raped her.

Lincolnshire Police said the missing “high risk” 16-year-old called in the early hours of Saturday from the Brown’s Road area of Boston.

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She could not give her location, but described still being with her attacker in an old industrial complex surrounded by a high fence.

The force said the thermal drone was used to find the girl and guide officers to her within minutes.

A man in his 30s was arrested and remains in custody, officers said.