Former South Yorkshire Police officers hired by NCA to investigate child abuse scandal

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FORMER South Yorkshire Police officers are working on the operation to investigate historic child abuse in Rotherham — after a U-turn by the National Crime Agency. A number of former SYP officers have been hired by the NCA to work … Continue reading

Sheffield gangs “grooming 10-year-olds”, police say

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A police unit has been set up to stop children as young as 10 being recruited by organised crime gangs. South Yorkshire Police said the team would work with partners in housing, education and justice to identify those at risk … Continue reading

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

South Yorkshire Police leads national problem solving programme after £6.35m Police Transformation Fund award

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South Yorkshire Police is leading on a national problem solving and demand reduction partnership working initiative after being awarded £6.35 million of funding from the Home Office over three years. The sum, awarded to South Yorkshire Police from the Police … 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