Six people have been arrested after a police investigation into child sexual exploitation in one of Scotland’s most deprived communities.
Specialist detectives were brought into Govanhill, in the south of Glasgow, after The Times published reports alleging that children were being abused and exploited in the neighbourhood.
Officers from the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit launched a major investigation last November after specialist agencies, social workers and residents claimed that vulnerable youngsters were being forced into abuse.
Police Scotland confirmed today that a number of arrests had been made. A spokeswoman said: “Our investigation into reports of child sexual exploitation in the Govanhill area continues.
Six arrested over sexual child abuse and neglect in Glasgow
Six people have been arrested as part of a police investigation into reports of child sexual exploitation in the Govanhill area of Glasgow.
A specialist unit was ordered to look into allegations which surfaced last year regarding Roma children.
Five males and one female have been arrested and charged in connection with offences relating to child sexual abuse and neglect.
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