South Yorkshire Police warn of drug gangs targeting ‘vulnerable’ to use homes for criminality

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In a week long crackdown on gangs exploiting children to expand their drug networks, it has been revealed that some organised crime groups are taking over the homes of vulnerable adults as a base for their activities. Known as ‘cuckooing,’ gangs … Continue reading

Drug gangs and child groomers using same tactics, police say

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TACTICS similar to those used by child groomers are being used by drug dealers to exploit impressionable children, according to police. Drug dealers will win over young people with presents and access to cash and cars before recruiting them and … Continue reading

Police forces ‘failing’ to record thousands of crimes

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Three police forces failed to record thousands of crimes a year, the police watchdog has said. South Yorkshire Police “requires improvement” four years after criticism about the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services … Continue reading

South Yorkshire Police’s top cops during Jay Report period being probed by police watchdog

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TOP cops who policed Rotherham over the 16-year period in which the Jay Report said 1,400 children were sexually exploited are being investigated by the police watchdog. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will look into whether chief superintendents, … Continue reading