On going Live CSE Investigations say Telford Police

On going Live CSE Investigations say Telford Police

Speaking today, Local Policing lead for Telford & Wrekin, Superintendent Tom Harding, said: “We want people who live and work in Telford to understand that tackling CSE in our communities is an absolute priority for us.

“We know that the public will clearly be alarmed by recent reporting and myself and our teams of officers and staff are working relentlessly to prevent young people from becoming victims and bring to justice those who do offend.

“Sadly CSE is a threat within our society today but Telford is no different to other places across the country for this and all police forces will be seeking to address this issue.

“The police and local authorities here in Telford are currently working with 46 young people who are potentially victims of CSE or who are considered to be at risk of being a victim. However, we also know that there may be other young people in our communities who are vulnerable to this type of offending or have been a victim.

“This is why today I urge people to speak to us, engage and talk to your local officers if you have concerns. We will be ensuring that your local Safer Neighbourhood Teams are visible and accessible for you to chat to if you have any concerns about this or any other crimes you suspect to be occurring or may have information relating to.

“We know that the key to tackling CSE is the bravery of victims speaking up and communities working together with us to share information.

“In the last 12 months in Telford several people have been prosecuted or charged with CSE related offences and there are a number of live investigations of this kind across the West Mercia force area ongoing.

Superintendent Harding added: “We want to continue to encourage and empower people to come forward to report the dreadful crimes committed against them whenever they happened, in the confidence that they will be listened to, they will be taken seriously, and that support and care is available.”

Officers also work closely with local health and social care professionals to spot the signs of CSE and like all police forces develop referrals from other agencies, which relate to children potentially being harmed.
Yesterday Telford & Wrekin Council asked for for a Government-commissioned independent expert public inquiry into CSE, specifically in Telford. Should the Government commission such an inquiry, West Mercia Police will fully support and engage with this alongside all of our partners.

There are established procedures in place for parents and young people to report concerns relating to child abuse and exploitation. If anyone does have any concerns, they can contact police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This week we are supporting the National CSE Awareness Day on Sunday, 18 March. You can find out more about how we are supporting the campaign on our website or visit www.tell-someone.org for more information on recognising the signs of CSE.

18 thoughts on “On going Live CSE Investigations say Telford Police

  • March 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    If it was the other way round .like white English men abusing Asian girls it would be a different story.

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  • March 14, 2018 at 9:21 pm
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    Bullshit the police will take backhanders from the Asian community how do you think theyve kept it quiet everyone has a price

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  • March 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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    MPs, Councillors, Police, Social workers etc are more worried about being called racist than they are about protecting these girls and doing the job they are bloody paid to do! It makes me sick to my stomach we NEED an independent enquiry and I urged anyone victims, friends family members to come forward and report these vile rats. If the police won’t help then let’s name and shame them so we all know who and where these dirty little perverts are! #HandsOff

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  • March 14, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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    I really can’t agree with the statement that “Telford is no different to other places across the country”. The fact that a gang of individuals was locked up a few years ago to me, says differently. Plus, when the convictions were made how come this wasn’t wiped out back then?
    Is it because the last time the police only got the tip of the iceberg or is Telford a breeding ground for these kind of people. Or is it possibly that the Police and social services are inept in these matters.

    Then there is the question for some of early release. This again somewhat takes some believing given the nature of the crimes.

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  • March 14, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    Prosecuted then stupid sentences given or nothing at all what’s the incentive to stop them ?nothing !!!!

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  • March 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm
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    Should have been done year’s ago in stead of being swept under the rug!!!

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  • March 14, 2018 at 10:02 pm
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    Letting one out just after five year’s is no deterrent.. He got life and should mean life!

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  • March 14, 2018 at 10:23 pm
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    2013: Telford’s major paedo gangmaster Mubarak Ali jailed for 22 years. Judge says he “showed no remorse, and presents a significant danger to the public”

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  • March 14, 2018 at 10:24 pm
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    dont worry folks the “law” has it covered …nothing to see here

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  • March 14, 2018 at 10:48 pm
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    Well done to the police their precious muslim friends are now despised by the rest of the community how ironic after all the pussy footing around religious sensibilities.If they’d have put more effort into protecting the boroughs children as they do with looking after their friends mosque.So much for their dreams of living side by side in harmony together.

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  • March 17, 2018 at 7:39 pm
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    Utter disgrace!
    Plod, councillors, social services, MPs, every little toe rag that knew about this needs prison and to be stripped of any pension.
    And castrate the scum that did this!

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  • March 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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    It may be another poorly phrased press release, but I doubt many of us in Telford are ‘alarmed by the recent reporting’ – I’m alarmed at the previous lack of reporting and failure to prosecute more than a handful of offenders.

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