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Police ‘encouraged’ by rising numbers of abuse allegations

Head of Crime Services, Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull Photo: ITV

A senior Jersey Police officer says he’s ‘encouraged’ by a rising number of historical sexual offence allegations.

The Head of Crime Services, Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull, has been speaking after the Force issued an update on ‘Operation Whistle’ - the investigation into historical child abuse in the Island.

26 new complaints have been made since the investigation was launched in June 2015, which DS Gull says shows public confidence in the force.

To me that demonstrates that victims have got trust and confidence in the Police and in the criminal justice system.

– Head of Crime Services, Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull

He says the passage of time does not mean that offenders cannot be held to account.

More than 40 victims are currently engaged with officers as part of Operation Whistle, which has a team of seven investigators.

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