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Man, 55, Arrested After Sex Assault On Teenage Boy In Birmingham

A 16-year-old boy was attacked after accepting a lift.

10/12/2016 18:35 | Updated 11 December 2016

A 55-year-old man has been arrested after a teenage boy was sexually assaulted in Birmingham.

The man was arrested by West Midlands Police on Saturday after a 16-year-old was attacked in Birmingham city centre on November 30, the Press Association reports.

Police said the boy accepted a lift to a bus stop from a man in a van.

He was later locked inside the vehicle and assaulted after being driven from Kent Street to nearby Claybrook Street.

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A man has been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in Birmingham. File image.

The man is in custody and will be questioned on suspicion of kidnap and serious sexual assault, police said. 

Police have also seized the vehicle that detectives believe was used in the attack.

It came after police released CCTV footage in connection with the incident.

Detective Sergeant Guy Stephenson said: “I would like to thank everyone who got in touch following the appeal yesterday - if anyone has any more information they should call us on 101.”

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