UPDATE @ 3.30PM: Queensland Police have withdrawn arrest warrants for three West Australian men, suspected of gang raping a teenage girl on the Gold Coast.
The men were taken into custody in Perth and were expected to face court today where Queensland detectives were set to apply for their extradition.
Police have now confirmed in a statement that new evidence has since emerged and they won’t be pursuing the three men.
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However they say investigations into the alleged incident are continuing.
EARLIER @ 10.05AM: QUEENSLAND Police have confirmed they will apply for the extradition of three men in Perth today as they investigate an alleged gang rape on the Gold Coast.
It will be alleged a teenage girl, believed to be 17-years-old, l was sexually assaulted by three men at an apartment complex in Surfers Paradise last week.
“Queensland police will today apply for the extradition of three Western Australian men who have been arrested by virtue of a Queensland arrest warrant for the offence of rape,” A Queensland Police statement read.
Two of the men were arrested by Australian Federal Police on Sunday at Perth Airport.
The third man was arrested by Western Australian Police at an address in Perth on Monday.
The Perth men, two aged 21 and one 23, who had been holidaying on the Gold Coast, are expected to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today where Queensland Police will seek their extradition to Brisbane.