Detectives say they have identified eighty women and girls they would like to speak to as part of an ongoing investigation into sexual abuse on Tyneside.
In the past two weeks thirty arrests have been made as part of Operation Sanctuary.
Police say they have identified fifteen alleged victims, but are worried there could be many more.
Frances Read reports.
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