Operation Sanctuary update

02 May 2014 15:27 PM

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This is an update on the arrest and charging information for Operation Sanctuary.

There has been no further arrests or charges since the last update which was sent out on Friday, April 25.

The total number of people arrested in connection with Operation Sanctuary remains at 79 (76 men and three women).

Eleven people are charged in connection with the investigation. All those charged are now in the court system.

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.