EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader

Find Us

ADVERTISEMENT

UK: 1,400 people named as suspects in child sex abuse inquiry

UK: 1,400 people named as suspects in child sex abuse inquiry
Copyright 
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

British police, investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse, say more than 14-hundred people have been named as suspects

ADVERTISEMENT

British police, investigating allegations of historic child sex abuse, say more than 14-hundred people have been named as suspects.

Two-hundred-and-sixty-one of them are described as “people of public prominence” – including dozens of politicians and TV stars.

Child abuse scandals over the last few years have prompted the government to launch a major public inquiry and for detectives to establish an over-arching investigation into allegations of historical crimes by those in powerful positions.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the officer leading the inquiry named “Operation Hydrant,” said that 1,433 people were being investigated of whom 216 were now dead.

The suspects include 135 figures from TV, film or radio, 76 politicians involved in both local and national politics, 43 from the music industry and seven from the sporting world.

The issue of child abuse came to widespread prominence in 2012, when the late television presenter Jimmy Savile was shown to have abused hundreds of victims for decades.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologies at COVID inquiry

Suspicious death of Italian MEP's husband raises questions of foul play

France's incest commission recommends drastic action in major report