Detectives in West Yorkshire have arrested 55 males as a part of an investigation into ancient allegations of kid sexual abuse.
Police stated the boys had been arrested after seven girls made allegations that they had been sexually abused as kids within the Dewsbury and Batley spaces between 2002 and 2009.
The lads had been arrested in Dewsbury, Bradford and Batley over the previous couple of months and had 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 steered sufferers to return ahead.
He stated: “Please be confident that you are going to be listened to, taken critically and supported through execs with revel in of coping with these types of offences.”
He stated safeguarding and protective kids remained the “best precedence” for West Yorkshire police and stated the pressure used to be operating with native government, different organisations and charities to make stronger sufferers and produce 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 most maximum inclined other people in our society.
“We’ve got groups of specialist safeguarding gadgets throughout every district in West Yorkshire, which come with cops devoted to coping with each present and non-recent kid abuse and kid sexual exploitation.”