Chief Inspector Helen Roberts, Deputy LPA Commander for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire, has offered reassurance to Banbury residents following this morning’s (Tuesday) arrests in relation to child sexual exploitation offences.
She said: “People will have noticed an increased police presence in Banbury this morning whilst those arrests were being made and hopefully communities will notice an increased presence of their neighbourhood policing teams for the rest of the day
out and about speaking to people, hopefully by a way of reassuring them.
“This operation today shows that we do take allegations of child sexual exploitation seriously. We will deal with allegations robustly and that sort of offending will not tolerated.
“Also i think this serves as a way of saying to victims ‘you will be listened to and your voices will be heard’.”
She added those who may wish to come forward should call the police on 101.
Alternatively, those who do not want to speak to the police directly can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 anonymously.
Those worried about someone they think may be a victim of child exploitation can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit their website www.childline.org.uk
For full details on this morning’s arrests, click here