Five child sex attacks reported in South Yorkshire every day

An average of five child sex attacks are reported in South Yorkshire every day, new figures reveal.

Child protection charity theNSPCC said a record number of offences were recorded nationally last year, with 1,802 in South Yorkshire compared to 1,577 the year before.

Police records of sex offences against children, including rape, sexual assault and sexual exploitation, revealed 55,507 crimes were recorded nationally in 2015-16, which was an average of 152 a day.

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