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Newcastle cracks down on grooming

Complaints about the sexual abuse of girls and vulnerable women in Newcastle has led to one of the UK's largest ever investigations into grooming.

The work of Operation Sanctuary has led to 91 arrests in five months. Fourteen men have been charged so far, with around 80 possible victims identified.

Jeremy Cooke spent a day with SCARPA, a charity working with young people in the area at risk from grooming. None of the young people in the report are linked to the on-going investigation.

  • 30 May 2014
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