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Reported child abuse 'up by a third'

The number of recorded sexual offences against children in England and Wales has risen by a third, the NSPCC says.

There were 31,000 offences recorded in the year up to April 2014, up 8,500 on the previous year.

A spokesman said high-profile cases had "played a contributory factor" in encouraging people to come forward.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 17 Jun 2015
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