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Four men have been charged with a series of offences relating to the alleged abduction of a 13-year-old girl, Suffolk Police have said.
Police have confirmed the arrests.

They said Surin Uddin, 28, of St Matthews Row in London, has been charged with two counts of rape against a girl under the age of 16 and one child abduction offence.

Mohamed Sheikh, 31, of Seaton Point in London, has been charged with a child abduction offence and with possession of a controlled drug.

Ali Hamza, 38 of Chingford Road in London, has been charged with sexual assault and a child abduction offence.

Abdul Hammed, 46 of Wellington Street in Ipswich, has also been charged with two counts of rape against a girl under the age of 16 and one child abduction offence.

The men are due to face Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Meanwhile, ten men have been apprehended by police on suspicion of committing serious sexual offences after raids across Bradford and district.

The arrests were made as part of an inquiry by police in West Yorkshire, which is thought to be linked to sexual grooming.
The men, who were arrested when police acted on Wednesday, have incredibly, and not surprisingly, been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The investigation is thought to be associated to alleged offences against a 14-year old girl from nearby Keighley .
A spokesman for the police said: “There were ten arrests made across Bradford district on suspicion of serious sexual offences. All ten have been bailed.

Because it is an ongoing investigation the force cannot disclose further information at this time.”
Eight of those arrested are believed to be from Keighley and two from Bradford.
Abid Hussain, Keighley Central Labour Councillor, confirmed he had been told of the raids by the town’s police.

He said: “The police have done what they should be doing in arresting these people. It is disappointing. However, I fully support the police and will work with them.”
His associate Khadim Hussain said: “I have heard that the police are carrying out an operation.

I am aware there is an operation into sexual exploitation. The police have taken action but, at this stage, we need to wait and see what will happen.”

Keighley MP Kris Hopkins acknowledged he had been enlightened on the operation.

He said: “I was made aware that it was a serious operation and I was grateful for that information. I want the police to be able to carry out their investigation fully and to make sure that a fair process is put in place to let justice prevail.”

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