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Man arrested on suspicion of rape and kidnap as part of Rotherham abuse probe

A 62-year old man from Rotherham has been arrested on suspicion of rape, kidnap and false imprisonment as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood investigation.

The arrest is part of the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood investigation Credit: ITV News

The man was arrested yesterday and subsequently released under investigation.

There are currently 22 separate investigations under the Stovewood umbrella, with 153 suspects identified and 300 complainants engaging with officers.

24 suspects have been charged and 15 have now been arrested (or attended a police station voluntarily) and bailed or released under investigation.