Detectives in West Yorkshire have arrested 55 males as a part of an investigation into ancient allegations of kid sexual abuse.
Police stated the lads have been arrested after seven girls made allegations that they have been sexually abused as kids within the Dewsbury and Batley spaces between 2002 and 2009.
The boys have been arrested in Dewsbury, Bradford and Batley over the previous couple of months and have been interviewed and launched pending additional inquiries.
DI Ian Thornes, main the investigation, described kid sexual abuse and exploitation as “an abhorrent and heinous crime” and recommended sufferers to come back ahead.
He stated: “Please be confident that you are going to be listened to, taken significantly and supported by means of pros with enjoy of coping with most of these offences.”
He stated safeguarding and protective kids remained the “best precedence” for West Yorkshire police and stated the pressure was once running with native government, different organisations and charities to make stronger sufferers and convey perpetrators to justice.
He stated: “This investigation demonstrates the pressure’s ongoing dedication to the investigation of each present and non-recent sexual offences towards kids. Kid sexual abuse and exploitation is an abhorrent and heinous crime and one that impacts one of the vital maximum susceptible other people in our society.
“Now we have groups of specialist safeguarding devices throughout each and every district in West Yorkshire, which come with cops devoted to coping with each present and non-recent kid abuse and kid sexual exploitation.”