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Arrests made in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation

Increased patrols continue to operate around Clarence and Openshaw Park Photo:

Further arrests have been made in connection with an investigation into Child Sexual Exploitation in Bury.

The multi-agency investigation led by the CSE and Operation Burgos Team in Bury, have been working since June 2017 to identify child sexual exploitation offences and provide specialist support to victims.

Increased patrols continue to operate around Clarence and Openshaw Park, while officers work with the local community as part of their disruption plan.

Today, Wednesday 15 August 2018, two men aged 21 and 24 have been arrested on suspicion of child sexual exploitation and indecent images and remain in custody for questioning.

These arrests bring the total number of people arrested as part of the operation to 21.

Detective Sergeant Cheryl Morrell of GMP’s Bury borough, said:

Thanks to the extensive work of all the people involved in this complex investigation, today we have been able to take positive action against CSE in Bury.

As a partnership, we continue to work closely with the victims of these offences, ensuring they have all the support they need.

Our investigation into those who target vulnerable children will not stop here, as we work tirelessly to identify who those offenders are.

If you have any concerns or information about CSE in Bury, please talk to our investigation team on 0161 856 8002.

– Detective Sergeant Cheryl Morrell
  • Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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