“This gang was organised and quite professional with the efforts they took to try and get away with their crimes. During the investigation we were able to piece together hours of CCTV and forensic evidence to ultimately be able to identify those involved.
“This was a lengthy investigation to bring the case to court with the defendants pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity instead of facing a long trial."
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A cold and frosty start to Saturday, though with some sunny spells. Showers then breaking out by afternoon.
A police chief has admitted his force were wrong to try to keep the identity of a Polish sex offender secret.