Child grooming

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    Video caption: 'My son was radicalised by far-right groups online'

    Cath's son received a prison sentence after being radicalised by far-right groups online.

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    Video caption: Police paedophile investigators at risk of PTSD

    Police investigators who view disturbing images online are experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: Fears over online grooming of children in lockdown

    The BBC has seen some of the online messages received by an investigator who poses as a 14 year old girl online.

  4. Barrow MP fears rising tensions after windows smashed

    Barrow's Conservative MP Simon Fell says he's concerned about tensions in the town following claims of abuse by an Asian grooming gang.

    Cumbria Police said a team of detectives found no evidence of the allegations during a year-long inquiry, but tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for a second investigation.

    Takeaway premises were vandalised in the town at the weekend, and three men were arrested on suspicion of racially-aggravated offences.

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    Quote Message: I am concerned about the way things are going in Barrow at the moment, tensions are very high, so what I would say to people is, keep calm, please remember there is an ongoing police investigation here." from Simon Fell MP for Barrow and Furness
    Simon FellMP for Barrow and Furness