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Girl, 16, ‘raped in city centre hotel’ as police arrest six men

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Police have arrested six men after the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at a hotel in Liverpool city centre.

The girl reported the attack at the Uno building in Temple Court at around 4.30am this morning.

Merseyside Police said six men were arrested and taken to police stations across the city where they will be interviewed by detectives.

All of the suspects are between the ages of 18 and 20.

Witnesses reported seeing a number of young men being led out of the Uno building and put into separate police vans this morning.

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Pictures from the scene show a huge police presence outside the building.

A police spokesperson told the Liverpool Echo: "An investigation has been launched and two 20-year-old men, one from Congleton in Cheshire and one from Stoke-on-Trent, have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

"Four other males (three aged 18 years and one aged 19), all from Stoke-on-Trent, have been arrested on suspicion of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

"They have all been taken to police stations across Merseyside where they will be interviewed by detectives.

"The victim and her family are receiving specialist support and forensic examinations are ongoing at the scene."

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