West Yorkshire police arrest 55 men for child abuse investigation - The Guardian

West Yorkshire police arrest 55 men for child abuse investigation - The Guardian

West Yorkshire detectives have arrested 55 men as part of an investigation into historical allegations of child abuse.

The police said the men were arrested after seven women claimed to have been sexually abused between 2002 and 2009 as children in the Dewsbury and Batley areas.

The men were arrested, interviewed and released in Dewsbury, Bradford and Batley in recent months, and released for further investigation.

DI Ian Thornes, who led the investigation, described the sexual abuse and exploitation of children as a "heinous and heinous crime" and called on anyone who was a victim to report it to the police.

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