Anti-grooming campaign launches in Manchester

A new campaign to stop vulnerable people from being groomed to commit crime is being launched in Manchester later today.

'Trapped' aims to highlight how to spot signs that individuals are being targetted by criminals and how to report it.

'Trapped' campaign Credit: GMP

“Offenders use intimidation to exploit and control children and vulnerable adults to carry out criminal activity on their behalf.

“The people they are targeting are often singled out because they may have a troubled life at home, are in the care system or are being bullied and looking for protection.

“Those being subjected to these hideous crimes are victims, not criminals, and I want to reassure anybody who feels trapped that there is a way out and we will listen to what you have to say.”

– Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle