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Warrington Paedophile

A specialist detective who smashed a paedophile ring is urging child abuse victims to come forward. John Connolly and Joanne Gale from Warrington have been jailed for a total of 40 years. Seven people in all have been sentenced for their part.

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Police urge other abuse victims to come forward

The senior officer who led a team which caught a gang of paedophiles believes there could be other victims. Seven people have been jailed including John Connolly, 42, and Joanne Gale, 36, both from Warrington in Cheshire, who were jailed for 40 years in all.

"These people were members of a paedophile ring. I believe that they have committed other offences and that's why we have released their images. Anyone who believes they have been a victim is urged to contact police.Police and our partners will only use specially trained staff to investigate this type of crime and we are committed to providing the best possible service to victims of sexual abuse - adult or child - and bringing offenders to justice, no matter when the offence occurred. All I ask is that survivors (victims) do not sit in silence."

– Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, Metropolitan Police

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