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Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 April 2006, 05:53 GMT 06:53 UK
Girl abduction probe pair quizzed
Bath at the girl's home
The victim was snatched from her home's ground-floor bathroom
Police are continuing to question a man and a woman after the abduction and assault of a six-year-old girl taken from her bath in North Tyneside.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in Blyth, Northumberland, on suspicion of abduction and serious sexual assault.

A 25-year-old woman was also arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The girl was taken from the bath of her home in Willington Quay on 27 December before being found in a back lane.

Television appeal

The youngster told officers that she was driven around for about 15 minutes and sexually assaulted before being dumped naked in an alley.

Detectives managed to piece together part of the route on which the abductor may have taken her after she pointed out landmarks in the Wallsend area.

The incident sparked a major police operation, including a BBC Crimewatch appeal by Northumbria Police, which resulted in dozens of calls from the public.

Many of the calls referred to cars which were identified as being in the area where the girl was taken.


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