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UPDATED: Dawn raids target child sexual exploitation

Police officers are briefed ahead of Operation Articulate getting underway

Police officers are briefed ahead of Operation Articulate getting underway

 

Police carried out dawn raids on addresses in Aylesbury this morning, in connection with child sexual exploitation.

Eight men, aged between 28 and 45 have been arrested under the Sexual Offences Act.

Six warrants were carried out in Aylesbury, one in Milton Keynes, one in Buckingham, one in Chesham and one in Middlesex.

A number of warrants are still being carried out.

Det Ch Insp Gill Wootton, of Aylesbury CID , says that the raids are linked to historic complaints, dating back to 2005.

Aylesbury Vale LPA Commander, said: “The police action taken today comes as a result of information given to the police earlier this year.

“We have been working closely with other agencies to investigate these matters, and to provide support and care for the victims.

“The aim of the operation is to protect victims, bring offenders to justice, and to offer help to any others who we will be encouraging to come forward.

“We will continue to work alongside our partner agencies to offer any support victims need as we carry on with this investigation.”

More to come as we get it.

 
 
 

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