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POLICE WANT TO INTERVIEW 11 OVER LANCASHIRE ABUSE ALLEGATIONS

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Detectives in Lancashire have revealed that they took a number of calls within the first few hours of operation Nev...
Detectives in Lancashire have revealed that they took a number of calls within the first few hours of operation Nevada, the code name for the inquiry into allegations of institutionalised child sex abuse at council-run care homes and residential schools. (See also LGCnet, 10 July POLICE LAUNCH PROBE INTO ALLEGATIONS OF LANCASHIRE

CHILD ABUSE).

The Guardian (p9) reports that police already have the names of 11 people they want to interview over claims of abuse at seven residential care homes. The operation is expected to produce many more names and could be in force for three years.

The claims of abuse centre on both private and local authority children's homes, residential schools and care establishments from the 1970s to the early 1990s.

Detective inspector Steve Marston, who is leading the inquiry, said: 'So far we have 11 people we want to interview ... All the officers on the team have been trained to deal with investigations of this nature and we would encourage people to come forward and speak with us if they were sexually abused while in care or at school in Lancashire.

'The inquiries will centre on those alleged offenders who are still working with children or operating in the care environment. Other allegations that have been reported to police and already investigated will be revisited if necessary.'

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