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Child sexual exploitation warrants executed in Grimsby

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Child sexual exploitation warrants executed in Grimsby

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after child exploitation warrants were executed in Grimsby.

Three warrants were carried out last night (Tuesday) in the East Marsh area as part of a multi-agency operation to protect vulnerable young people in the town.

The warrants were in connection to child sexual exploitation (CSE) investigations, with police officers executing two warrants at properties on Buller Street and Kettlewell Street, and housing officers from Engie and North East Lincolnshire Council carrying out the third, also on Buller Street.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual touching, with the warrants remaining underway and further enquiries that will be carried out once concluded.

Detective Inspector Kate Chalmers of Humberside Police said: “The warrants this evening are part of a pre-planned operation we have been working on with partner agencies including North East Lincs Council, local council housing and housing company Engie.

“We are determined to ensure we protect our young people and by working together with partners we can provide the support, care and help for individuals, with the ultimate aim to make sure they are safe and protected from further harm and to hold those responsible for exploitation to account.”

She added: “Reporting any type of sexual offence or exploitation can be an incredibly distressing experience, but I want to offer my reassurance and encourage anyone who has been affected by these type of offences, that we will always take reports of this nature seriously, you will receive any support and assistance you need and we will always thoroughly investigate to bring those committing these offences to justice.”

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