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Five years in prison for Tameside man who abused teenage runaway

Kyle Lees, 29, was jailed for five years. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

A Tameside man has been jailed after sexually exploiting a teenage girl.

Kyle Lees, 29, of Acre Street, Denton was sentenced to five years in prison at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street today.

In July 2015, a 14-year-old girl who was missing from home was walking through Denton when Lees invited her into his car. He took her back to his home where he sexually exploited and took indecent images of her.

On further investigation, Lees was found to be in the possession of other indecent images of children, which he was also distributing online.

He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

He was found guilty of causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child and possession and distribution of indecent images of a child at a previous hearing.

“Lees knew full well what he was doing that night and he has never taken responsibility for his actions. He did this for his own sexual gratification.

“I would like to commend the bravery of the young girl in coming forward and reporting this appalling incident to police. I hope this result has repaid the confidence she placed in the authorities and today she feels that justice has been served.

– Detective Constable Diana Dyer-Barron, of the GMP’s Phoenix Child Sexual Exploitation Team
  • Visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk for information for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation and what to do about it.

Tameside college evacuated after social media threat

Police were called to the college this morning Credit: Bethany Abbitt/MEN syndication

Tameside College has been evacuated after receiving a threat on social media.

The College, on Beaufort Road in Ashton Under Lyne received a threat of a gun attack on Twitter.

An unknown social media user threatened the attack after the college posted a message welcoming students back to college today after the Easter break.

Greater Manchester Police were called to investigate the threat this morring.

At lunchtime today, Tameside College evacuated staff and students from all its sites.

All students and staff are safe and well.

This precaution was taken in collaboration with Greater ManchesterPolice. Tameside College will remain closed for the rest of the day. All evening classes have been cancelled.

Tameside College will be open as normal tomorrow morning.

Any further updates can be found on the college website and social media.

– Tameside College statement

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Tameside College evacuated after receiving social media threat

Police have been called to the college Credit: Bethany Abbitt/MEN syndication

Tameside College has been evacuated after receiving a threat on social media.

The College, on Beaufort Road in Ashton Under Lyne received a threat of a gun attack on Twitter.

An unknown social media user threatened the attack after the college posted a message welcoming students back to college today after the Easter break.

Greater Manchester Police have been notified of the message and are on their way to the scene.

A spokesman for the college confirmed a 'lockdown procedure' is currently taking place.

An eye witness said all of the gates of the building were closed, with staff members checking people leaving and going.

The college is now being evacuated building by building.

There are said to be 2000 pupils inside currently.

A number of worried parents are outside the college.

(My daughter) said someone has threatened to shoot someone. She said we shouldn’t be here but I can’t go home now. My daughter’s been told to turn her phone off and put it down. We’ve got no idea what’s going on.

She said the college is in lockdown and nobody is allowed in or out. When it’s your child it’s really scary. I just want her out of there.

– Parent

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The college said they received "notification of a threat" to the college.

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