Police in Leicester still interviewing five men in connection with alleged sexual assault of 16-year-old girl
Police are continuing to interview five men in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.
The men, aged 20, 22, 25, 27 and 39, were arrested yesterday morning.
A 15-year-old youth arrested at the same time has been released on bail, pending further inquiries.
A spokeperson for Leicestershire Police said: "Specialist detectives have been working on the inquiry since the girl’s family raised concerns.
"Her welfare is a key priority for us and we will continue to work with her, at a pace she is comfortable with, in order to support her through this process.
"These kinds of investigations are extremely complex and Leicestershire Police are determined to ensure that we are thorough with all our inquiries.
"Every piece of information and evidence needs to be looked at in detail and this means it could well be a lengthy investigation."