UPDATE 12.23pm, Monday 3rd March

The 26-year-old man is still being questioned by Gwent Police in custody.

UPDATE 6.03pm, Sunday 2nd March

A MAN of 26 is under arrest in police custody after a girl of 13 was seriously sexually assaulted in Newport, police say.

Officers say the attack took place at 7.30pm last night after the girl got off a bus on Malpas Road. The attack took place in a lane near Hollybush Close, Malpas.