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Eight arrests re rape of teenage girl

March 6, 2013, 12:16 pm

Eight people have been arrested this morning (Wednesday, 6 March) on
suspicion of rape of a teenage girl under the age of 16.

In a pre-planned operation, at approx 05.00hrs officers attended nine
addresses in the east London boroughs of Newham, Redbridge and Havering,
as well as an address in Hertfordshire.

Those arrested are five 23-year-old men [A,B,C,D,E], a 24-year-old man
[F], a 21-year-old man [G] and a 24-year-old man [H].

The investigation was launched by detectives from the MPS Sapphire
Command following an allegation relating to alleged offences between May
and November 2012.

The men are currently in custody at an east London police station.

DCI Adam Lowe from the Sapphire Command said: “These arrests are part of
an investigation into rape and serious sexual assault carried out by a
group of men in Newham and the wider east London area. Our enquiries

“I would urge anyone who has been a victim of this type of offence or
who believes they have any information to please contact police on 020
8217 6531, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

= A quantity of cash was seized from an address in Newham. A quantity of
drugs was seized from a different address in Newham.

= A 26-year-old man [J] and two woman aged 47 [I] and 50 [K] were
arrested on suspicion of fraud. ‘I’ and ‘J’ were arrested in Newham. ‘K’
was arrested in Redbirdge.

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