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Operation Sanctuary update - 118 arrested and 19 charged

Dated: 16 Aug 2014 00:00 AM

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This is an update in relation to Operation Sanctuary.

Police have now made 118 arrests as part of the investigation. The total number of charges stands at 19. Four of these cases have been finalised at court.

One person has been reported for summons in relation to a sexual assault.

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.

Anyone with any information or concerns is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 'Operation Sanctuary', or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Advice and support is also available via Victim Support on 0845 277 0977 or Childline on 0800 1111