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Male (19) arrested after 12-year-old girl found to be pregnant

He has been released on bail.

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A 19-YEAR-old male has been arrested after a young girl was found to be pregnant.

The PSNI confirmed that a 19-year-old man was arrested in the west Belfast area on Thursday 1 October in regard to a sexual offence.

He has since been released on police bail.

The arrest is understood to be in relation to a 12-year-old who is pregnant.

Bail conditions will have been set for the man who was arrested, and under normal circumstances he will have to come back at a certain date to speak with officers.

Police officers are believed to be carrying out enquiries.

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