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Police cordon off Melton alley as teenager arrested

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Police are investigating a reported sexual assault in Melton and have arrested an 18 year old man.

A police cordon is in place in the graveyard off St. Mary's Way in Melton and has been guarded by police all day.

Police at the scene on Saturday morning. Photo: NEMM

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: "Detectives are investigating a report of a sexual assault that happened near to King Street, Melton, in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

Police were called at 2.11am by two 16-year-old girls who said they had been sexually assaulted by a man known to them.

An 18-year-old man, from Melton, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and is currently in police custody.

He was also arrested on suspicion of assault in relation to an unrelated matter."

Update Monday 12th September: A Leicestershire Police spokesperson advised that the man has been released on bail. This story will no longer be updated. Any further developments will be listed as a new story.

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