UPDATE: Three men released from custody by police investigating sex offences against teenagers in Leigh Park

Chief inspector Clare Jenkins
Chief inspector Clare Jenkins
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A SENIOR police officer has said an investigation is continuing into alleged sex offences against teenage girls.

Police are making enquiries at an address in Park Parade, Leigh Park, over the allegations.

We continue to investigate the exact circumstances of the incident

Chief inspector Clare Jenkins

They are reported to have taken place between Monday and the early hours of Tuesday.

Three men from Havant, 20, 36, and 43, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of sexual offences.

All are still in custody as police received a 12-hour extension to quiz the men. That runs out this afternoon.

The 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of three offences of causing or inciting a girl aged between 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity.

Police said the 36-year-old was held on suspicion of three offences of causing or inciting sexual exploitation of a child between 13 and 17.

And the 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of three offences of causing a female 13 or over to engage in sexual activity.

The alleged victims are two 16-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl.

Now police want to speak to anyone who was in the area of Park Parade on Monday evening.

Chief inspector Clare Jenkins, who is in charge of policing in Havant said: ‘We continue to investigate the exact circumstances of the incident, however I understand that investigations of this nature can cause concern in the community. My team is always available for advice and support and we will be carrying out regular patrols in the area.

‘We are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area of Park Parade on Monday evening and has not yet spoken to us, you could hold vital information which could help us.’

Anyone with information should contact DI Adam Price at Fratton Police Station on 101 quoting Operation Tent.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.