Police have arrested 55 men from Dewsbury, Batley and Bradford in connection with historical child sex abuse.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that the arrests began in November 2018. Seven women have made claims that they were abused between 2002 and 2009 when they were children.

Detective Inspector Ian Thornes has made the following statement:

“This investigation demonstrates the force’s ongoing commitment to the investigation of both current and non-recent sexual offences against children.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation is an abhorrent and heinous crime and one which affects some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”

The Police have urged any victims to come forward and has made assurances that people will be, “be listened to, taken seriously and supported by professionals with experience of dealing with these kind of offences.”


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