September 26th, 2016

Suspected sexual offences in schools have quadrupled in the last two years in West Mercia

Suspected sexual offences in schools have quadrupled in the last two years in West Mercia Suspected sexual offences in schools have quadrupled in the last two years in West Mercia
Updated: 3:26 pm, Aug 25, 2016

SUSPECTED sex offences in schools in the West Mercia Police area have almost quadrupled in the years 2013-14 to 2014-2015, figures obtained by global children’s charity Plan International UK reveal.

West Mercia Police recorded 40 suspected sexual offences on school premises in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire in 2011/12, 45 in 2012/13, 43 in 2013/14 and 159 in 2014/15.

Reported incidents included rape, sexual assault, sexual activity with a child, abuse of position of trust of a sexual nature, causing sexual activity without consent, exposure and voyeurism.

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