POLICE will be visiting hotels, taxi firms, parks and takeaways across Lancashire as part of a major crackdown on child grooming starting today.
It comes as detectives revealed there had been a 32.3 per cent increase in reported cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE) where youngsters are groomed and then abused, either by older boyfriends, gangs, online groomers or people in positions of trust.There were 467 reports across Lancashire between April and August compared to 353 during the same period last year.
Experts believe Operation Yewtree has encouraged more victims to come forward, particularly to report historic cases.
Lancashire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Ibrahim Master said: “The Jimmy Savile scandal has given victims more confidence to come forward, hence you see increased reporting of CSE, which is a good sign.
Sorry, what has the Jimmy Saville case got to do with Muslim grooming in taxi firms and takeaways?! Police are in denial about Muslim grooming!