Greater Manchester Police Launch Investigation

02.12.16 | News

Greater Manchester Police have formally announced they are launching their own investigation into non-current sexual abuse in the Football arena.
GMP’s Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford, said:

“Following recent media coverage, Greater Manchester Police has received a number of calls from people reporting historic sexual abuse whilst they were in the youth football system. We have now launched an investigation and our specially trained officers are supporting those who have come forward so far. We are co-ordinating our investigation with forces nationally and with Operation Hydrant, the national co-ordination hub for historic child abuse investigations concerning persons of public prominence. I would encourage anyone who was a victim of sexual or physical abuse to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible. I completely understand that for many people, making disclosures about such traumatic events can be difficult but we will offer advice and support throughout. For those who do want to come forward please call police on 101. Your complaints will be treated seriously no matter when the incident took place”.

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