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Operation Sanctuary: 105 arrests in total

Operation Sanctuary is Northumbria Police's long-running investigation into claims of sexual abuse on Tyneside. Credit: Northumbria Police

A total of 105 people have now been arrested in connection with Operation Sanctuary, Northumbria Police's long-running investigation into claims of sexual abuse on Tyneside.

15 people have been charged as part of Operation Sanctuary.

Operation Sanctuary: 104 people arrested in total

Operation Sanctuary is Northumbria Police's long-running investigation into sexual abuse on Tyneside. Credit: Northumbria Police

104 people have now been arrested as part of Operation Sanctuary, Northumbria Police's long-running investigation into claims of sexual exploitation of women and girls across Tyneside.

15 people have also been charged in connection with the investigation.

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Operation Sanctuary: 97 people arrested in total

Operation Sanctuary is Northumbria Police's long-running investigation into sexual abuse on Tyneside. Credit: Northumbria Police

97 people have now been arrested as part of Operation Sanctuary, Northumbria Police's long-running investigation into claims of sexual exploitation of women and girls across Tyneside.

14 people have also been charged in connection with the investigation.

Operation Sanctuary: Man charged with rape

A teenager has been charged with raping a girl under the age of 16.

Michael Rezene, 18, of Studdon Walk, Kenton Bar has been charged with two counts of rape, alleged to have happened on Sunday 16 February in Walker.

He is the 14th person to be charged as part of Operation Sanctuary, the long-running investigation into claims of sexual exploitation of women and girls across Tyneside.

He is due before Newcastle Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

Operation Sanctuary: Three more arrests

Operation Sanctuary is Northumbria Police's long-running investigation into sexual abuse on Tyneside. Credit: Northumbria Police

Three more people have been arrested as part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Sanctuary, the long-running investigation into allegations of sexual abuse on Tyneside.

A total of 89 people have now been arrested in connection with Operation Sanctuary and 13 people have been charged.

Anyone with information can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

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Operation Sanctuary: 13th man charged

Operation Sanctuary. Credit: Northumbria Police

A man has been charged as part of Operation Sanctuary, the long-running investigation into allegations of the sexual exploitation of women and girls across Tyneside. Christopher Dale, 28, of Haig Crescent, Scotswood, Newcastle, has been charged with common assault.

The charge is in relation to an incident that happened on Friday, May 9, in Newcastle. He appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Monday, May 12, where he was remanded to appear again on May 19. This brings the total number of charges under Operation Sanctuary to 13.

In total, 86 people have been arrested as part of the opeation.

More arrests in Operation Sanctuary

Operation Sanctuary

There have been seven further arrests and one charge in connection with Operation Sanctuary since Friday, May 2.

This is an ongoing investigation by Northumbria Police into allegations of a series of sexual offences.

It brings the total number of arrests to 86.

The total number of people charged in connection with the investigation is now 12. All those charged are now in the court system.

Officers continue to work with partners to speak to all the complainants to establish the circumstances and provide appropriate support.

Police are asking everyone to continue to be vigilant and report any information they have or incidents they have concerns about to officers.

Another charge in Operation Sanctuary

Operation Sanctuary

A man has been charged as part of Operation Sanctuary.

24-year-old Yassar Hussain of Farndale Road, Newcastle, has been charged with common assault.

The charge is in relation to an incident that happened on Sunday May 4 in Farndale Road.

He appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Monday May 5, and has been bailed to appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Thursday July 10.

This brings the total number of charges under Operation Sanctuary to 12.

Operation Sanctuary: police pleased with response

Northumbria Police say they have had a big response to Operation Sanctuary, a wide-ranging investigation into alleged sexual offences against vulnerable women and girls in the North East.

They have arrested 67 people, 9 have been charged, and they have identified 80 victims or potential victims.

Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ashman says vulnerable girls and women need to be identified within communities.

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